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      [Reliability of the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS): Investigation in the German population].

      Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie

      Aged, Climacteric, psychology, Female, Germany, Health Surveys, Humans, Menopause, Middle Aged, Personality Inventory, statistics & numerical data, Psychometrics, Reproducibility of Results

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          The Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) is a well accepted instrument to measure the severity of menopausal symptoms. As yet, however, investigations had not specifically been directed towards short-term test-retest reliability of the scale. The MRS was twice applied in a random sample of 45-65 years aged women of the German Cohort Study of Women's Health with a distance between the measurements of 14 days. The response rate in the sample was 70 %. The correlation coefficient (Pearson) of the sum-score of the two measurements was r = 0.82. The high repeatability of the test results confirms our clinical experience and emphasizes excellent practical applicability. The MRS can be recommended for the clinical practice as a reliable scale both for the measurement and long-term surveillance of menopausal complaint dynamics.

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          10.1055/s-2002-32268

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