The Midlife Women's Symptom Index (MSI).


Journal Article

In this article, the Midlife Women's Symptom Index (MSI), a recently developed measurement scale for symptoms experienced during the menopausal transition, is presented with its psychometric properties. This was a cross-sectional study including (a) an expert review among 20 women's health experts and (b) a psychometric test among 77 middle-aged women. The instruments for the psychometric test were 19 questions on sociodemographic characteristics, the MSI, and the Menopausal Symptom Checklist (MSC). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, K-R 20, and item analysis. The reliability and validity of the MSI were supported among middle-aged women.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O

Published Date

  • March 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 268 - 287

PubMed ID

  • 16524856

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16524856

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399330500506600


  • eng