Supported by research grant AG-05233 from the National Institute on Aging.
Laboratory and Ambulatory Monitoring of Menopausal Hot Flashes
Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
Volume 26, Issue 5, pages 573–579, September 1989
How to Cite
Freedman, R. R. (1989), Laboratory and Ambulatory Monitoring of Menopausal Hot Flashes. Psychophysiology, 26: 573–579. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.1989.tb00712.x
- Issue published online: 30 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
- (Manuscript received June 6, 1988; accepted for publication November 8. 1988)
- Hot flashes;
- Skin conductance;
- Ambulatory monitoring
A large increase in skin conductance activity recorded from the sternum was found during menopausal hot flashes and corresponded well with patient self-reports. The magnitude and time course of this skin conductance change was similar during spontaneous hot flashes recorded in the laboratory, during heat-induced hot flashes, and during those recorded by ambulatory monitoring techniques. This pattern of sternal skin conductance change did not occur in premenopausal women during body heating or ambulatory monitoring. These methods should be useful in research on the etiology and treatment of menopausal hot flashes.