Menopause 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA Women's Health Research Program, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia School of Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Red Hot Mamas North America, Inc, Town of Ridgefield, CT Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust, Poole, Dorset, UK Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK Centre for Women's Health, Institute of Population Health Sciences, Queen Mary University London, London, UK Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology and the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fortis Escort Hospital, Jaipur, India Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia Amsterdam Reproduction and Development, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Reproductive and Maternal medicine, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK University of Illinois at Chicago, Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, IL Research Center for Reproductive Medicine, Gynecological Endocrinology and Menopause, IRCCS San Matteo Foundation, Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals, Imperial College London, London, UK Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand Midlife Women's Health Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University, Washington, DC Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Objective: Vasomotor symptoms (VMS) (hot flashes and night sweats) affect most women over the menopause transition. Comparing the safety and effectiveness of treatments for vasomotor symptoms is limited by the use of inconsistent outcome measures, and uncertainty as to which outcomes are most important to symptomatic women. To address this, we have developed a Core Outcome Set (COS) for use in clinical trials of treatments for VMS. Read More