Validation and reliability of the Turkish Utian Quality-of-Life Scale in postmenopausal women


ABAY H. , KAPLAN S.

MENOPAUSE-THE JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY, cilt.23, ss.425-432, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/gme.0000000000000554
  • Dergi Adı: MENOPAUSE-THE JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.425-432

Özet

Objective:There are a limited number of menopause-specific quality-of-life scales for the Turkish population. This study was conducted to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Turkish Utian Quality-of-Life Scale in postmenopausal women.Methods:The study group was comprised of 250 postmenopausal women who applied to a training and research hospital's menopause clinic in Turkey. A survey form and the Turkish Utian quality-of-Life Scale were used to collect data, and the Turkish version of Short Form-36 was used to evaluate reliability with an equivalent form. Language-validity, content-validity, and construct-validity methods were used to assess the validity of the scale, and Cronbach's coefficient calculation and the equivalent-form reliability methods were used to assess the reliability of the scale.Results:The Turkish Utian Quality-of-Life Scale was determined to be a valid and reliable instrument for measuring the quality of life of postmenopausal women. Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrates that the instrument fits well with 23 items and a four-factor model. The Cronbach's coefficient for the quality-of-life domains were as follows: 0.88 overall, 0.79 health, 0.78 emotional, 0.76 sexual, and 0.75 occupational. Reliability of the instrument was confirmed through significant correlations between scores on the Turkish version of the Utian Quality-of-Life Scale and the Turkish version of the Short Form-36 (r=0.745, P<0.001).Conclusions:This research emphasizes that the Turkish Utian Quality-of-Life Scale is reliable and valid in postmenopausal womenit is a useful instrument for measuring quality of life during menopause.