| Published: June 20, 2017
Construction and Validation of Menopausal Symptoms Checklist- An Exploration
Aim of the present study is to construct a checklist of menopausal symptoms, which we can identify the pre, peri and post-menopausal symptoms systematically and objectively by content validation. Implications of the study have aimed for an integrated holistic approach for alleviating these menopausal symptoms .Thus helping the females to attain a tension free menopausal life. This study was conducted in two phases. In first phase a review of literature was done through Qualitative Analysis -Meta analytic technique to find out the Bio-Psycho-Social symptoms. Based on this, four major groups of menopausal symptoms-Vasomotor, Vaginal, Psychological and Physiological symptoms were identified. In Second Phase, a pilot study conducted using 50 participants between age group of 35-60 and Thematic Analysis was used to finalize the symptoms of menopausal checklist formed.
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© 2017 Remya, Jayan C
Received: May 07, 2017; Revision Received: June 05, 2017; Accepted: June 20, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017