Comparison of quality of life measures in Korean menopausal women†
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012
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Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 35, Issue 4, pages 383–396, August 2012
How to Cite
Shin, H. (2012), Comparison of quality of life measures in Korean menopausal women. Res. Nurs. Health, 35: 383–396. doi: 10.1002/nur.21487
This study was supported by a grant from the Kyung Hee University in 2010 (KHU-20100683).
- Issue published online: 10 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 APR 2012
- quality of life;
- psychometric properties;
The psychometric properties of two menopause-specific quality of life (QoL) measures, the Menopausal Quality of Life (MQOL), and the Women's Health Questionnaire (WHQ), were evaluated and compared in a convenience sample of 304 Korean women in menopausal transition. Data were collected with a self-report questionnaire. Evaluation of validity included factor analysis, convergent and discriminant validity, and known-groups validity. Evaluation of reliability included internal consistency reliability and item analysis. The results indicated that both QoL instruments were valid, but the WHQ was more internally consistent in measuring QoL although with a factor structure different from previous research. Replication studies to identify factor structures are needed for both measures. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 35:383–396, 2012