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See 1 citation in Health Care Women Int 2006:

Health Care Women Int. 2006 Mar;27(3):268-87.

The Midlife Women's Symptom Index (MSI).

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School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78701, USA. eim@mail.nur.utexas.edu

Abstract

In this article, the Midlife Women's Symptom Index (MSI), a recently developed measurement scale for symptoms experienced during the menopausal transition, is presented with its psychometric properties. This was a cross-sectional study including (a) an expert review among 20 women's health experts and (b) a psychometric test among 77 middle-aged women. The instruments for the psychometric test were 19 questions on sociodemographic characteristics, the MSI, and the Menopausal Symptom Checklist (MSC). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, K-R 20, and item analysis. The reliability and validity of the MSI were supported among middle-aged women.

PMID:
16524856
DOI:
10.1080/07399330500506600
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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