Magnay, JL, O’Brien, S, Gerlinger, C and Seitz, C (2020) Pictorial methods to assess heavy menstrual bleeding in research and clinical practice: a systematic literature review. BMC Women's Health, 20 (1). 24 - 24. ISSN 1472-6874

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Pictorial blood loss assessment charts (PBACs) represent the most widely used method to assess menstrual blood loss (MBL) in clinical trials. The aims of this review were to: (1) determine the diagnostic accuracy of PBACs that have been validated against the reference alkaline hematin technique; (2) categorize the pitfalls of using obsolete and nonvalidated charts; (3) provide guidelines for development of a new PBAC or use of an existing chart to measure MBL in clinical trials; and (4) consider the feasibility of using pictorial charts in primary care.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Menstrual blood loss, Pictorial blood loss assessment chart, Alkaline hematin, Heavy menstrual bleeding, Menstrual pictogram, Abnormal uterine bleeding, Bleeding disorders, Uterine fibroids, Endometriosis
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2021 10:15

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