Protocol - Medications (Current and Past Use of Pain Relievers, Statins, and Steroids)
This measure assesses current and past use of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Protocol obtains information about pain-relieving medications, statins, steroids, and inhaled bronchodilators.
Exogenous female hormone use (estrogen and progesterone) is not collected in this protocol. This data is collected in the Cancer measure Exogenous Female Hormone Use.
1. Do you currently take any of the following pain-relieving medications regularly (at least once a week)?
If yes, then please indicate total tablets per week
0 or <1
"Baby" or low-dose aspirin
Aspirin or aspirin-containing product (Bayer®, Bufferin®, Excedrin®)
Ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®)
Naproxen, ketoprofen or other non-steroidal (Aleve®, Feldene®, Indocin®, Naprosyn®, Orudis®, Relafen®)
Cox-2 inhibitor (Celebrex®, Vioxx®)
Acetaminophen (Aspirin-free Excedrin®, Tylenol®, Tempra®)
2. Did you stop the regular use of any of the following medications during the past 3 years? If yes, please tell us why.
Never took regularly or did not stop use
Yes, I stopped regular use
Why did you stop regular use? (Mark all that apply)
I had side effects
I heard about side effects
Drug no longer available
"Baby" or low-dose aspirin
Aspirin or aspirin-containing product
Naproxen, ketoprofen or other non-steroidal
3. In the past 3 years, please indicate if you have taken either of the following types of medications.
Yes, regularly (daily for at least 2 months)
Yes, but not regularly
Statin medications such as lovastatin (Mevacor®), atorvastatin (Lipitor®), rosuvastatin (Crestor®), pravastatin (Pravachol®), simvastatin (Zocor®), fluvastatin (Lescol®)
Steroid medication in pill form such as prednisone, dexamethasone (Decadron®), solumedrol (Medrol dose-pack®)
Protocol Name from Source
Personnel and Training Required
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
Mode of Administration
Female, current and former public school teachers or administrators who participate in the California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)*
*While this protocol was used in a study of women, the Cancer Working Group deems it appropriate to use with adult males.
This protocol was selected because it obtains information about current and past prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication use potentially related to cancer risk.
|Common Data Elements (CDE)||Person Pain Relief Medication Use Text||2960980||CDE Browser|
|Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)||Meds pain statins steroids proto||62732-3||LOINC|
Process and Review
SourceState of California, The California Teachers Study, Follow-Up Survey 4, 2005–2006, questions 5–7, page 3.
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||dbGaP Mapping|
|PX071201010601||Do you currently take any of the following more||N/A|
|PX071201020601||Did you stop the regular use of any of the more||N/A|
|PX071201020602||Why did you stop regular use? Acetaminophen.||N/A|
|PX071201010602||Total tablets per week? Acetaminophen more||N/A|
|PX071201010201||Do you currently take any of the following more||N/A|
|PX071201020201||Did you stop the regular use of any of the more||N/A|
|PX071201020202||Why did you stop regular use? Aspirin or more||N/A|
|PX071201010202||Total tablets per week? Aspirin or more||N/A|
|PX071201010101||Do you currently take any of the following more||N/A|
|PX071201020101||Did you stop the regular use of any of the more||N/A|
|PX071201020102||Why did you stop regular use? 'Baby' or more||N/A|
|PX071201010102||Total tablets per week? 'Baby' or low-dose more||N/A|
|PX071201010501||Do you currently take any of the following more||N/A|
|PX071201020501||Did you stop the regular use of any of the more||N/A|
|PX071201020502||Why did you stop regular use? Cox-2 inhibitor.||N/A|
|PX071201010502||Total tablets per week? Cox-2 inhibitor more||N/A|
|PX071201010301||Do you currently take any of the following more||N/A|
|PX071201020301||Did you stop the regular use of any of the more||N/A|
|PX071201020302||Why did you stop regular use? Ibuprofen.||N/A|
|PX071201010302||Total tablets per week? Ibuprofen (Advil, more||N/A|
|PX071201010401||Do you currently take any of the following more||N/A|
|PX071201020401||Did you stop the regular use of any of the more||N/A|
|PX071201020402||Why did you stop regular use? Naproxen, more||N/A|
|PX071201010402||Total tablets per week? Naproxen, more||N/A|
|PX071201030100||In the past 3 years, please indicate if you more||N/A|
|PX071201030200||In the past 3 years, please indicate if you more||N/A|
Medications (Current and Past Use of Pain Relievers, Statins, and Steroids)
December 30, 2009
Measure to assess current and past use of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pain-relieving medications, statins, steroids, anti-inflammatory medications, and inhaled bronchodilators
Taking certain prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication may modify cancer risk. Assessing current and past use of prescription and OTC medications will help quantify either increased or decreased risk associated with these medications.
cancer, prescription, drugs, OTC, over-the-counter, statins, steroids, aspirin, Ibuprofen, Cox 2 inhibitor, Acetaminophen, anti-inflammatory, medication, medicine, The California Teachers Study (CTS)