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Czech version of Menopause Rating Scale Questionnaire - Preliminary notice



Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Kontakt
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Psychology
Keywords Health related quality of life; Menopause Rating Scale; Evaluation instruments; Menopause; Postmenopause
Description Objectives: Given the general ageing of our population, the number of women suffering from the symptoms of oestrogen deficiency in postmenopause, which may affect their health-related quality of life, is increasing. Therefore, health professionals need reliable tools to be able to find out how the strengths and difficulties that affect the health-related quality of life of particular women are perceived. The aim was to create a Czech version of the Menopause Rating Scale, to assess the psychometric characteristics and validate the questionnaire in clinical practice. Methods: Using a repeated and back translation of the Czech version of the questionnaire used worldwide, a sample of 204 women after natural menopause between the ages of 49 and 63 years was tested. Based on the results obtained, verbal protocols, questionnaire feedback, re-filling methods, and evaluation by client and health care professionals, a standardized Czech version was created. Results: Clinical practice was given the use of a Czech version of the Menopause Rating Scale, which allows evaluation of the quality of life related to health in women during postmenopause. It is a short screening questionnaire, which has 11 items.

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