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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015 Jan-Feb;53(1):40-3.

[Effect of weight in scales to determine the quality of life in postmenopause].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Jefatura de la División de Educación en Salud, Hospital de Ginecología y Obstetricia "Luis Castelazo Ayala", Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Distrito Federal, México.


in English, Spanish


Several scales are available to measure quality of life (QoL) in climacteric women (Cervantes scale [CS], Kupperman Index [KI] and SUMEVA scale). The aim is to determine the correlation between modified KI (mKI), KI and SUMEVA scale, as well as its behavior according to corporal weight.


29 postmenopausal women were studied. To all of them the modified KI, the QoLCS and the SUMEVA scales were applied. Afterwards the group was divided according to body mass index (BMI). Group 1, BMI = 27 and Group 2 BMI > 27. For the comparison between the groups Student's t test for independent samples was used. Pearson's correlation analysis was applied in the whole group in each separated group divided according to BMI.


29 patients aged 49.9 ± 6.2 years were studied. The score obtained with the different scales was: for the mKI: 24.5 ± 11.7, SUMEVA: 65.0 ± 48.4, and QoLCS: 67.2 ± 30.6. There was a correlation between mKI and QoLCS (0.681, p < 0.001), between mKI and SUMEVA (0.860, p < 0.001) and between SUMEVA and QoLCS (0.770, p < 0.001).


SUMEVA scale is a confident scale to evaluate QoL in postmenopausal women.


Cervantes scale; Kupperman index; Postmenopause; Quality of life; SUMEVA

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