Comparison of quality of life measures in Korean menopausal women

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-396
Number of pages14
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Cross-cultural
  • Menopause
  • Psychometric properties
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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