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Table 1 Questionnaires and clinical information assessed in the PFS

From: The Passo Fundo Cohort Study: design of a population-based observational study of women in premenopause, menopausal transition, and postmenopause

Variable Method Cycle (year)
Clinical and demographic characteristics Self-report 1995/2001/2010
Physical activity   
  Self-report 1995
  Modifiable Activity Questionnaire (MAQ) [19] 2001
  International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) [22] 2010
  Pedometer 2010
Quality of life   
  Women’s Health Questionnaire (WHQ) [12] 2010
  12-Item Health Survey (SF-12) [14] 2010
Menopausal symptoms   
  Kupperman Menopausal Index [11] 1995/2001/2010
Psychiatric disorders   
  20-Item Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20) [17] 2001/2010
Blood samples   
  Hormones 1995/2001/2010
  Cholesterol (mg/dL) (mmol/L) 2001/2010
  Triglycerides (mg/dL) (mmol/L) 2001/2010
  Glucose (mg/dL) (mmol/L) 2001/2010
  Insulin (mU/L) 2001/2010
  DNA samples 2010
Anthropometric measurements   
  Body mass index 1995/2001/2010
  Waist circumference 2001/2010
  Waist-to-hip ratio 2001/2010
Skinfolds Calipers 2001
Diagnostic imaging   
  Pelvic Ultrasound 1995/2001
  Densitometry 2010
  Computed tomography 2010