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Calidad de vida relacionada con la salud en la mujer española durante la perimenopausia y posmenopausia. Desarrollo y validaciÓn de la Escala Cervantes = Health-related quality of life in the Spanish women through and beyond menopause. Development and validation of the Cervantes Scale

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

Grupo Cervantes, ESPAGNE
PALACIOS Santiago ; FERRER-BARRIENDOS Javier ; PARRILLA Juan José ; CASTELO-BRANCO Camil ; MANUBENS Montserrat ; ALBERICH Xavier ; MARTI Agusti ;

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Résumé / Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There are numerous health-related quality of life questionnaires but only a few are specific for the menopause. The objetive of this study was to develop and validate a specific scale, the Cervantes Scale, for menopause in Spanish women. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: This cross-sectional study included a pilot phase, construction of the questionnaire, validation, and test-retest reliability. A population-based sample of 2,274 women ponderated by age groups and education levels was used in the validation phase. Internal consistency was assessed with the Cronbach's a analysis. RESULTS: The final questionnaire included 31 items («menopause and health» with 15 items made up of vasomotor symptoms, health and aging, «sexuality» with 4 items, «couple relationship» with 3 items and «psychical domain» with 9 items). The Cronbach's (coefficient of the scale was 0.9092. The correlation coefficient of the test-retest was r = 0.847 (p<.001). The Cervantes Scale is short, easy to administer (about 7 minutes), has a minimal score of 0 and a maximal score of 155 (from better to worse quality of life) and scores can be compared to reference values in younger women and women of the same age. CONCLUSIONS: The Cervantes Scale is included in the new generation of instruments of health-related quality of life specific for the menopause and is intended to be used in Spanish women aged between 45 and 64 years.

Revue / Journal Title

Medicina clinica    ISSN  0025-7753 

Source / Source

2004, vol. 122, no6, pp. 205-211 [7 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Espagnol

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Barcelona, ESPAGNE  (1943) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12388, 35400011005924.0020

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