for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at San Diego, California and other locations
study started
completion around



The RISE FOR HEALTH study (RISE) is an initiative of the Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium, which was formed by the NIDDK in 2015 to develop the science to improve bladder health in women and girls. RISE is designed to identify risk and protective factors for bladder health and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and to estimate the distributions of bladder health and bladder health knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs in women of all ages across the life course.

This will be accomplished by conducting a population-based prospective cohort study. A sample of individuals who live within the study base, i.e., the county containing each PLUS clinical research center and each adjacent county, will be invited to complete two baseline surveys and then two follow-up surveys one year later. A subset of participants will be invited to attend an in-person evaluation to collect additional clinical information and biologic specimens.

Official Title

RISE FOR HEALTH Study by the PLUS Consortium


Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Bladder Health, LUTS, PLUS, RISE


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Community dwelling
  • Age ≥18 years
  • Identify or born as female (includes cis- and trans-women, and trans-men)
  • Able to read and understand English or Spanish
  • Able to read and provide informed consent

You CAN'T join if...

  • Physical or mental health conditions that would prohibit self-administration of questionnaires either electronically or using paper and pencil (e.g., dementia/cognitive impairment/blindness/severe arthritis).
  • Residence in a nursing home or other institutionalized living facility.


  • University of California, San Diego
    San Diego California 92121 United States
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Saint Louis Missouri 63100 United States


accepting new patients by invitation only
Start Date
Completion Date
University of Minnesota
Study Type
Expecting 4000 study participants
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