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Measurement of quality of life in menopausal women: a systematic review

Authors:
Shin, H. and Shin, H. S.
Abstract:
Use of a wide variety of quality of life (QoL) instruments, each measuring a different aspect of menopause with a different type of underlying scale, has been a major problem in menopause research. The aim of this review was to identify instruments developed for menopausal women and evaluate the psychometric properties and appropriateness of instruments for the study of QoL in menopausal women. Seven measures from 16 papers were chosen for the review. The psychometric evaluations were conducted based on quality judgment criteria. Of the seven measures reviewed in this study, the psychometric quality scores of Women's Health Questionnaire (WHQ) was the highest. However, the result indicates that most instruments of menopause-specific QoL need further testing and evaluation of the various aspects of their psychometric properties. In addition, future research assessing psychometric properties with cross-cultural samples may be beneficial in adapting measures to specific context and study populations.
DOI:
10.1177/0193945911402848
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21441417
Journal:
West J Nurs Res
issn:
1552-8456 (Electronic)
Publication year:
2012
pages:
475-503
Overall quality of life:
Overall quality of life
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Disease:
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period and related symptoms
Certain infections and parasitic diseases and related symptoms
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities and related symptoms
Diseases of and symptoms related to the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
Diseases of and symptoms related to the circulatory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the digestive system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the ear and mastoid process
Diseases of and symptoms related to the eye and adnexa
Diseases of and symptoms related to the genitourinary system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Diseases of and symptoms related to the nervous system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the respiratory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and related symptoms
External causes of morbidity and mortality
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
Neoplasms and related symptoms
Pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium and related symptom
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
PRO / non-PRO:
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
6 - Clinical rating scales