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Rural Women Needed for Chronic Illness Study

Wyoming Woman to Woman Project seeks volunteers.

The Woman to Woman Project, a support network for rural women with chronic illness, is seeking volunteers to participate in a study group beginning in Jan., 2008.

The College of Nursing at Montana State University is in its 12th year of the program, which enhances rural women's ability to manage chronic conditions and assesses its affect on their quality of life.

Woman interesting in participating must be able to use a computer, be between 35 and 65 years old, and be living with a chronic disease such as arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes or heart disease. Participants must reside in a rural area a least 25 miles outside of a town of 12,500 people or more, in or around a town of less than 12,500, or on a farm or ranch in Montana, Idaho, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and eastern parts of Oregon and Washington.

Women interested in enrolling can call (888) 375-1317 or e-mail to scudney@montana.edu.  

For more information, a Web site is available at www.montana.edu/cweinert.

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