Patient Satisfaction with Miniature, Ambulatory, Postmenopausal Hot Flash Recorder
Robert R. Freedman*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2009
First Page: 1
Last Page: 2
Publisher Id: TOMDJ-1-1
Article History:Received Date: 03/03/2009
Revision Received Date: 17/03/2009
Acceptance Date: 17/03/2009
Electronic publication date: 09/4/2009
Collection year: 2009
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Although much research is underway to develop new treatments for postmenopausal hot flashes, it is hindered by a lack of suitable outcome measures. Therefore, the author invented a miniature, ambulatory hot flash recorder. The purpose of this study was to ascertain patient satisfaction with this device. Subjects were 38 postmenopausal women reporting frequent hot flashes. They wore the recorder for 3 consecutive weeks. Patients reported that the recorder interfered minimally with their daily activities, was easy to use, and was acceptable in appearance. This device should be useful in evaluating treatments for postmenopausal hot flashes.