Is the Menopause Rating Scale accurate for diagnosing sexual dysfunction among climacteric women?

Daniela Jara, Andrea Fuenzalida, Rodrigo Figueroa, Monica del Prado, Daniel Flores, Juan E. Blümel, Peter Chedraui

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Background: Although several tools have been designed to assess quality of life (QoL) among middle-aged women their capacity to specifically assess sexual dysfunction (SD) remains uncertain. Moreover, if SD impairs QoL within this population, then sexual assessment becomes a key issue. Objectives: To evaluate the accuracy of the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) in diagnosing SD among climacteric women. Methods: In this cross-sectional study 370 women aged 40-59 years filled out the MRS and the Female Sexual Functioning Index (FSFI) simultaneously. SD among surveyed women was defined as those obtaining a total FSFI score of ≤26.55. A receiver-operator curve (ROC) was used to plot and measure the diagnostic accuracy of one MRS item (item 8, assessing sexual problems) using the FSFI total score as a gold standard. Results: Mean age of surveyed women was 49.3 ± 5.8 years. A 56.5% of them were married, 44.3% were postmenopausal, 66.8% were sexually active and 57% had SD (FSFI total score ≤26.55). ROC curve determined a score ≥1 in the MRS item 8 as a cut-off value for discriminating women with SD (78% sensitivity and 62% specificity with an area below the curve of 0.70 Swett). Conclusions: The MRS was moderately accurate for diagnosing SD among climacteric women. More research is warranted in this regard.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)321-323
Número de páginas3
PublicaciónMaturitas
Volumen62
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublished - 20 mar 2009

Huella dactilar

Menopause
Quality of Life
Cross-Sectional Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Research
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Jara, D., Fuenzalida, A., Figueroa, R., del Prado, M., Flores, D., Blümel, J. E., & Chedraui, P. (2009). Is the Menopause Rating Scale accurate for diagnosing sexual dysfunction among climacteric women? Maturitas, 62(3), 321-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2009.01.008
Jara, Daniela ; Fuenzalida, Andrea ; Figueroa, Rodrigo ; del Prado, Monica ; Flores, Daniel ; Blümel, Juan E. ; Chedraui, Peter. / Is the Menopause Rating Scale accurate for diagnosing sexual dysfunction among climacteric women?. En: Maturitas. 2009 ; Vol. 62, N.º 3. pp. 321-323.
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Jara, D, Fuenzalida, A, Figueroa, R, del Prado, M, Flores, D, Blümel, JE & Chedraui, P 2009, 'Is the Menopause Rating Scale accurate for diagnosing sexual dysfunction among climacteric women?', Maturitas, vol. 62, n.º 3, pp. 321-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2009.01.008

Is the Menopause Rating Scale accurate for diagnosing sexual dysfunction among climacteric women? / Jara, Daniela; Fuenzalida, Andrea; Figueroa, Rodrigo; del Prado, Monica; Flores, Daniel; Blümel, Juan E.; Chedraui, Peter.

En: Maturitas, Vol. 62, N.º 3, 20.03.2009, p. 321-323.

Resultado de la investigación: Article

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Jara D, Fuenzalida A, Figueroa R, del Prado M, Flores D, Blümel JE y otros. Is the Menopause Rating Scale accurate for diagnosing sexual dysfunction among climacteric women? Maturitas. 2009 mar 20;62(3):321-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2009.01.008