Assessing and Improving Measures of Hot Flashes
On January 20, 2004, NCCAM convened a trans-NIH workshop on assessing measurements of hot flashes with a group of scientists, broadly ranging in disciplines. The objectives of this workshop were to assess:
- our understanding of the physiological and endocrine parameters associated with hot flashes
- the self-reported experience of hot flashes
- the quality of existing subjective and objective measures of hot flashes
- and the barriers and opportunities to improve these measures.
The topics covered in the meeting include:
- Significance and Magnitude of the Problem
- Objective Measures of Hot Flashes
- Promising Sensor Technologies
- Self-Reported Data on Hot Flashes
- The Placebo Effect and Natural Decrease in Hot Flashes Over Time
- Animal Models of Hot Flashes
- Building Effective Multidisciplinary Teams
- Future Directions
- Appendix 1
- Appendix 2
- Appendix 3
This conference report was published in the June 2004 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Miller HG, Li RM. Measuring hot flashes: Summary of a National Institutes of Health Workshop. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2004;79:668–670.