An Exploratory Trial to Examine the Accuracy of Various Hot Flash Variables With an Ambulatory Sternal Skin Conductance Recording Tool
- Determine the differences in frequency, severity, and duration of hot flash activity
using an ambulatory sternal skin conductance recording tool and patient hot flash diary
in postmenopausal women with hot flashes.
- Assess the recordings made by an ambulatory sternal skin conductance measuring and
recording tool during a 30-minute exercise period in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients wear an ambulatory sternal skin conductance hot flash device continuously
for 24 hours.
Patients complete hot flash diaries over 24 hours. Patients undergo treadmill exercise over
30 minutes and record hot flash activity using the skin conductance device during 10 minutes
of sweating. Patients also complete the Comfort, Bother, and Weight Questionnaire at the
completion of the study.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Differences in frequency, severity, and duration of hot flash activity using an ambulatory sternal skin conductance recording tool and patient hot flash diary
Debra L. Barton, R.N., Ph.D.
United States: Federal Government
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