We are honored to announce that Dr. Bitner’s clinical research on the Validation of the Menopause Transition Scale ™ (MTS) has been accepted and published by “Menopause”, The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. The paper is currently scheduled to appear in Volume 29 Issue 7, which is the July 2022 issue. Prior to publishing in the print version of “Menopause”, an online link has been posted with an overview of the study as well as a video summary submitted along with the research.
Abstract of the Validation of the Menopause Transition Scale ™
All women will experience menopause transition, and a majority will experience symptoms that negatively affect their quality of life. Current validated menopause symptom scales are time-consuming, phrased in clinical language, and difficult to adopt for digital use. This study seeks to validate a short novel survey that can be reliably completed without coaching and accurately represents the experience of the menopause transition.
The Validation of the Menopause Transition Scale ™ (MTS) is an important study for both the scientific community and laypeople. The MTS is a validated tool to quantify and track midlife and menopause symptoms for women with just seven questions.
- The MTS was shown to measure the menopause transition
- It was developed because of gaps in the other available tools for practitioners
- The MTS is innovative in that it is short, simple to understand, written in patient language, is completed with a low error rate, and is amenable for digital use
Tracking your personal symptoms with the MTS
The symptoms of midlife and menopause will not be mysterious once you understand why they occur. If you are over 35 and your periods have changed by more than 7 days for even one cycle, you are in at least early perimenopause. Once you start understanding your triggers and track your symptoms, you will be able to have control over your future. You will be motivated to avoid triggers such as inadequate water or too much sugar to feel better and have healthy aging. If you choose to start treatment such as hormone medication, as so many other women have, the MTS allows you to track your success. The MTS is a validated tool to quantify and track your midlife and menopause symptoms.
Take the seven-question MTS survey to see how you are feeling by checking which describes you best over the last 2 weeks here. Make sure you track it at least on a weekly basis to monitor your progress.
Reach out to us if you have any questions about the MTS and your results. If you are struggling with the symptoms of menopause, help is available!