The Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) can be used to evaluate the severity of menopausal symptoms. The more severe the symptoms, the greater the impact on the woman's quality of life (QOL).
(1) hot flushes, sweating (episodes of sweating)
(2) heart discomfort (unusual awareness of heart beat, heart skipping, heart racing, tightness)
(3) sleep problems (difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty in sleeping through, waking up early)
(4) depressive mood (feeling down, sad, on the verge of tears, lack of drive, mood swings)
(5) irritability (feeling nervous, inne tensions, feeling aggressive)
(6) anxiety (inner restlessness, feeling panicky)
(7) physical and mental exhaustion (general decrease in performance, impaired memory, decrease in concentration, forgetfulness)
(8) sexual problems (change in sexual desire, in sexual activity and satisfaction)
(9) bladder problems (difficulty urinating, increased need to urinate, bladder incontinence)
(10) dryness of vagina (sensation of dryness or burning in the vagina, difficulty with sexual intercourse)
(11) joint and muscular discomfort (pain in the joints, rheumatoid complaints)
total score =
= SUM(points for all 11 symptoms)
• minimum score: 0
• maximum score: 44
• The higher the score the more severe the menopausal symptoms.
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