Protocol for development of a core outcome set for menopausal symptoms (COMMA)
Bobae Kim, Stamatina Iliodromiti, Monica Christmas, Robin Bell, Sarah Lensen, Martha Hickey
Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020
Objective: Menopause is the natural cessation of menstruation and may be accompanied by troublesome symptoms including hot flushes and night sweats (vasomotor symptoms) and genitourinary symptoms. Randomized trials evaluating the safety and effectiveness of interventions for these symptoms have reported a wide range of outcomes and used inconsistent measures. This variation precludes comparing and combining data from different trials. To overcome this limitation, we will develop a Core Outcome Set for Menopausal Symptoms. Methods: We will systematically review the literature to identify the outcomes reported in the interventional trials for vasomotor and genitourinary symptoms. This list ..View full abstract
This work was supported by a Rowden White Foundation grant to Professor Martha Hickey, University of Melbourne.