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Table 3 Internal structure of the MRS scale across countries in 9 countries of four continents (2002) compared with the initial analysis of a German sample in 1996. Principal component analysis, Varimax rotation. Complaints (item number in MRS), numbers, and country groups. Only factor loadings ≥ 0.5 are shown.

From: The Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) scale: A methodological review

   Complaints (item number)
  N Flushes(1) Heart(2) Sleep(3) Joints(11) Depress(4) Irritabil(5) Anxiety(6) Exhaust(7) Sexual(8) Bladder(9) Dryness(10)
Germany, 1996 479            
somatic   0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5        
psychologic       0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6    
urogenital           0.7 0.8 0.8
All countries, 2002 10297            
somatic   0.7 0.8 0.5 0.5        
psychologic       0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7    
urogenital           0.7 0.6 0.8
Europe, 2002 4791            
somatic   0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6        
psychologic       0.8 0.9 0.8 0.6    
urogenital           0.7 0.6 0.8
N.-America (USA) 1500            
somatic   0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5        
psychologic       0.8 0.9 0.8 0.6    
urogenital      0.5      0.8 0.6 0.8
Latin America, 2002 3006            
somatic   0.5 0.9 0.5 0.4        
psychologic     0.5   0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7    
urogenital           0.6 0.7 0.8
Asia (Indonesia) 1000            
somatic   0.9 0.6 0.5 0.5        
psychologic       0.8 0.8 0.8 0.5    
urogenital           0.8 0.5 0.9