Hindi translated version of menopausal rating score questionnaire: a method to evaluate post menopausal symptoms in India

Renuka Malik, Chanderkala Pokaria, Swati Singh, Kaveri Khera


Background: There are large number of post menopausal patients in India deserving more care and attention than is given at present.MRS questionnaire in Hindi (MRS-H), a translated and validated version of original MRS Scale (MRS-E), self assessed by patients in their own native language. This tool can be used to assess and document current quality of life as well as improvement with treatment of severe post menopausal symptoms, in Indian population.

Methods: 30 bilingual English and Hindi speaking postmenopausal patients were recruited for this study.MRS Questionnaire has 11 questions covering somatic, pschycological and genitourinary symptoms of menopause. The scoring system is simple. Hindi translation of MRS Questionare was done from English (MRS-E) to Hindi (MRS-H) by 4 independent translations using standard protocol. The MRS-H was tested for internal validity and also compared with MRS - E.

Results: Quality of life is a subjective perception modified by the cultural habitat in which one lives. MRS-H showed high validity and good co-relation with MRS-E. The MRS-H possessed good convergent and discriminant validity. MRS-H showed anICC (Intraclass coefficient) was more than 0.5 and cronbach alpha more than0.5. There was found to be strong correlation between MRS-E and MRS-H questionnaire with all correlation value above 0.7.

Conclusions: The authors recommend the use of the self assessed MRS-H in Hindi should be used to assess menopausal complaints and relief with treatment in India.


Genitourinary syndrome at menopause, Hot flushes, Menopause, Menopausal score in Hindi, Menopausal rating scale, Post menopausal symptoms, Quality of life at menopause

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