Development and psychometric validation of the Menstrual Health Instrument (MHI) for adolescents in Korea

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The aims of the researchers were to develop and test initial psychometric properties of the Menstrual Health Instrument, a measure of menstrual health in adolescents that comprehensively evaluates menstrual health. Data were collected with a convenience sample of 230 Korean adolescent girls. As a result of exploratory factor analysis with the 29-item instrument, five factors were extracted: affective symptoms, somatic symptoms and school life, daily habits for menstrual health, menstrual cycle characteristics, and attitudes and perceptions on menstruation. The reliability and validity estimates indicate the Menstrual Health Instrument could be used for screening in school or community settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1090-1109
Number of pages20
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 3

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (Grant no. NRF-2014R1A1A3049965) and the grant funded by Nursing Research Institute of Korea University.

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  • adolescence
  • instrument development and validation
  • menstrual health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions


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