Tools


Menopause algorithm

Menopause algorith

Jean Hailes has developed an easy-to-use algorithm for use in the clinical setting to assist GPs in the assessment and management of women experiencing menopause symptoms.

Download the Menopause algorithm as a pdf

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Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Australian experts have developed the world’s first accessible evidence-based guideline for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition with reproductive, metabolic and mental health impacts. PCOS affects 12-21% of reproductive aged women in Australia, and up to 70% of women with PCOS remain undiagnosed.

The guideline provides 38 recommendations addressing four key areas:

  • Challenges of assessment and diagnosis
  • Assessment of emotional wellbeing
  • Lifestyle management
  • Fertility

Importantly, the guideline addresses the long-term complications of PCOS including increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, depression and anxiety.

Download the Evidence-based guideline as a pdf

PCOS GP tool

PCOS GP toolThe purpose of the PCOS GP tool is to support and promote PCOS assessment and management at the primary care level. The tool was developed using the Polycystic Evidence-based Guideline and extensive consultation with GPs.

The GP tool is designed to:

  • act as a quick reference to guide GPs through the initial diagnosis of PCOS
  • provide guidance for the ongoing management of PCOS
  • provide links to more comprehensive evidence-based PCOS information and patient resources
  • highlight PCOS practice points and key messages

Download the PCOS GP Tool as a pdf

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PCOS guideline algorithms

PCOS guideline_algorithm1The algorithms summarise the recommendations of the guideline and provide an accessible desktop tool.

There are five algorithms:

  1. Diagnostic and metabolic risk assessment
  2. Assessment of emotional wellbeing
  3. Lifestyle management
  4. Management of infertility
  5. Therapeutic interventions for fertility

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