Comparing Options for Management: PAtient-centered REsults for Uterine Fibroids (COMPARE-UF)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Wanda Nicholson, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Women's Primary Health

Recruitment Length: 2 years

Study Brief: The long-term goal of this project is to enable women with uterine fibroids, particularly minority and low-income women and childbearing age women to make informed decisions about management options based on the highest possible quality evidence. To help achieve this objective, UNC is 1 of 10 centers that will create a multi-center registry of a geographically, racially, ethnically, and clinically diverse group of women with uterine fibroids.

You may be qualified if the following applies to you:

  • Have a recent diagnosis of uterine fibroids by a healthcare provider
  • Are between 18 to 54 years of age
  • Are willing to be contacted yearly until the end of the study

Factors that may exclude you from participating:

  • Have already had a hysterectomy or partial hysterectomy (removal of the uterus or womb)
  • Unwilling or unable to be contacted for yearly follow-up data collection until completion of the study
  • Have experienced menopause
  • Suspected or known cancer at any pelvic site (ex. uterus, cervix, ovary, fallopian tubes)

Point of Contact: For more information, contact La-Shell Johnson or Aditi Sundaresan at 919-843-6611 or

Compensation Available: You will receive $10 for completing the baseline visit and survey and $15 for completing the short-term follow-up survey. You will also receive $20 for each of the three annual follow-up surveys that you complete, whether by telephone interviews or online surveys.

Additional Information: Visit the website at or you can also follow us on Twitter @uncfibroidstudy