cpass is an
R package for the application of the C-PASS (Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System) procedure for the diagnosis of PMDD (Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and MRMD (Menstrually Related Mood Disorder).
To use this package, you need
R installed on your computer. To install
R, follow these instructions.
(optional) Once you have installed
R, we recommend that you also install the programming environment
RStudio, which makes it easier to interact with
R. To download
RStudio, go on their website and download their free Desktop version.
Before installing the
cpass package, make sure to install the
devtools package by running, in your
R console, the following two commands:
The package vignette, i.e. instructions for installing and using the package, can be found here. This vignette provides examples so that you can perform the same analyses on your data.
The description and validation of the C-PASS procedure can be found in Eisenlohr-Moul et al., 2016.
In addition to the C-PASS procedure for the diagnosis of PMDD and MRMD, the
cpass package also proposes the diagnosis of PME (premenstrual exacerbation). This function is still experimental and has not been validated clinically. Please, use with caution.