Menopause 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.
Women's Health Institute, San Carlos Clinic Hospital, IdISSC, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain Faculty of Psychology, Autonoma University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sanitas La Zarzuela Hospital, Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid, Spain Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Miguel Servet Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Spain Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Central Hospital of Asturias, University of Oviedo, Spain Department of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research, Pfizer SLU, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.
Objectives: To determine the predictive and criterion-based validity of the Cervantes-SF scale that measures the impact of menopause on Health-Related Quality of Life.
Methods: We recruited a noninstitutionalized sample of peri/postmenopausal women aged 40 to 65 years, who had their last menstrual cycle 12+ months prior to inclusion in the study of the psychometric validity of the Cervantes-SF scale. Predictive validity of the scale was confirmed for various health outcome measures administered concomitantly (years of disability-free life expectancy, work productivity and impact on daily activities, economic impact arising from loss of work productivity, hours of undisturbed sleep each day, and the utilization of healthcare facilities), whilst criterion validity was determined by the likelihood of identifying a moderate-to-severe vasomotor or genital syndrome requiring specific treatment. Read More