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.