The measurement properties of the menorrhagia multi-attribute quality-of-life scale: a psychometric analysis

H. Pattison, J.P. Daniels, J.K. Gupta, J. Kai

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Abstract

Menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), is a common gynaecological condition. As the aim of treatment is to improve women's wellbeing and quality of life (QoL), it is necessary to have effective ways to measure this. This study investigated the reliability and validity of the menorrhagia multi-attribute scale (MMAS), a menorrhagia-specific QoL instrument. Participants (n = 431) completed the MMAS and a battery of other tests as part of the baseline assessment of the ECLIPSE (Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Levonorgestrel-containing Intrauterine system in Primary care against Standard trEatment for menorrhagia) trial. Analyses of their responses suggest that the MMAS has good measurement properties and is therefore an appropriate condition-specific instrument to measure the outcome of treatment for HMB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1528-1531
Number of pages4
JournalBJOG
Volume118
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

Keywords

  • heavy menstrual bleeding
  • menorrhagia
  • psychometric analysis
  • quality of life

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    Levonorgestrel intrauterine system versus medical therapy for menorrhagia

    Gupta, J. K., Kai, J., Middleton, L., Pattison, H., Gray, R. & Daniels, J. P., 10 Jan 2013, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 368, 2, p. 128-137 10 p.

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