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Table 3 Symptom Dimensions Assessed by Measurement Toola

From: Review of menopausal palpitations measures

Measurement Tool Article n (citation) Presence Severity Distress or Bother Frequency Interference or Impact
Menopause Rating Scale 66 [31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40, 42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81, 84,85,86,87,88, 90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100] X X    
3 [82, 83, 89] X     
Blatt-Kupperman Menopause Index 4 [44, 101,102,103] X X    
1 [12] X    X  
1 [104]   X X X X
1 [106]   X X   X
1 [105]
Kaczmarek menopause-specific questionnaire 2 [107, 108] X     
Simplified Menopause Index 2 [109, 110]
Cardiovascular Symptom Index for Midlife Women 1 [111] X X    
Menopausal-Specific Quality of Life 1 [112] X     
Survey adapted from the menopause symptom list 1 [113]   X   X  
Women’s Health Questionnaires 1 [114] X     
Unspecified self-administered questionnaire 2 [123, 124] X X    
6 [119,120,121,122, 127, 128] X     
1 [125] X    X  
1 [126] X X    X
4 [115,116,117,118]
Interview 1 [7] X X    
4 [131, 132, 135, 137] X     
1 [133] X   X X  
4 [129, 130, 134, 136]
Unspecified 2 [138, 139] X X    
  1. Blank boxes = concept not assessed
  2. -- Measurement details were not specified in article, concepts assessed are unclear
  3. a No articles addressed symptoms dimensions of duration / temporal pattern, degree of unpredictability, perceived control over, and symptom representations