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Project TitlePremenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool (PSST)
Track Code04-938
Short DescriptionDeveloped by researchers at McMaster University, the Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool (PSST) is an instrument to measure the severity and impact of premenstrual symptoms and a timely qualification for PMDD.
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Posted DateFeb 12, 2010 9:16 AM


The Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool (PSST) is a simple, user-friendly screening tool to identify women who suffer from severe Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (DMDD). The questionnaire consists of 19 questions and it establishes quickly if a women qualifies for PMDD, is less time consuming and more practical.

Further information may be obtained by reviewing the following article:

Arch Womens Ment. Health (2003) 6:203-209

Validated translations are available in: Hindu for India, Polish, Italian, Spanish for Venezuela, Korean, Chinese (mainland), Swedish and Thai.

Non-validated translations are available in: Chinese for Taiwan, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

License agreements for academic research and investigator-initiated clinical trials are available. For any other purpose such as clinical trials or diagnostic, please contact the McMaster Industry Liaison Office at

Potential Applications

Available through Flintbox:

  • Academic research (<100 patients)
  • Evaluation studies for a duration of three years in clinical settings for practitioners (e.g. physio or occupational therapists, family doctors) to evaluate patients.

Other applications, please complete the request form at or contact

  • Clinical trials (including investigator-initiated clinical trials)
  • Larger scale observation or evaluation studies

State of Development

Available for licensing.


Name Price
PSST - administration to additional patients 100.00 USD Buy
PSST License for use in an academic study by a student 75.00 USD Buy
PSST for use in an Evaluation Study 2,000.00 USD Buy
PSST License in an academic study by a Researcher 150.00 USD Buy
PSST-Adolescent Version Academic Use License for Use by a Researcher 150.00 USD Buy
PSST-Adolescent Version Academic Use License for Use by a Student 75.00 USD Buy