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Adaptation of the Utian Quality of Life Scale to Portuguese using a community sample of Portuguese women in premenopause, perimenopause, and postmenopause.
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PMID:  23321943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to validate a climacteric-specific measure of global quality of life, namely, the Utian Quality of Life Scale (UQoLS), in a community sample of women with different menopause status. METHODS: A community sample of 1,003 Portuguese women in premenopause, perimenopause, and postmenopause filled out UQoLS, the Menopause Symptoms' Severity Inventory, and the Subjective Well-Being Scale. Menopause status was determined according to Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop criteria. Sociodemographic, health, and menopause-related information was also collected. PASW Statistics (version 19) and AMOS (version 18) were used to perform the analysis. RESULTS: The final structure with 22 items, organized into four factors, showed overall good psychometric properties (factor analysis, discriminant validity, external validity, criterion validity, reliability, and sensitivity). In this Portuguese version, item 20 was excluded because it manifested associations with several other items and different factors; moreover, it presented modification indices well above the admissible value. CONCLUSIONS: This research emphasizes that UQoLS has good psychometric properties in its Portuguese version and can be a sound instrument for asserting quality of life during climacteric.
Filipa Pimenta; Isabel Leal; João Maroco; Bruna Rosa; Wulf H Utian
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Menopause (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1530-0374     ISO Abbreviation:  Menopause     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433353     Medline TA:  Menopause     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the 1Psychology and Health Research Unit, ISPA Instituto Universitário, Lisbon, Portugal; 2ISPA Instituto Universitário, Lisbon, Portugal; and 3Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
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