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Table 2 Prevalence of menopausal symptoms among study participants (n = 166)

From: Cross cultural adaptation and analysis of psychometric properties of Sinhala version of Menopause Rating Scale

Item no. Prevalence of menopausal symptoms Asymptomatic women (n, %) Symptomatic women (n, %)
1 Hot flushes, sweating (episodes of sweating) 75(45.2) 91(54.8)
2 Heart discomfort (unusual awareness of heartbeat, heart skipping, heart racing, tightness 104(67.2) 62(37.3)
3 Sleep problems (difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty in sleeping through, waking up early) 69(41.6) 97(58.4)
4 Depressive mood (feeling down, sad, on the verge of tears, lack of drive, mood swings) 80(48.2) 86(51.8)
5 Irritability (feeling nervous, inner tension, feeling aggressive) 77(46.4) 89(53.6)
6 Anxiety (inner restlessness, feeling panicky) 80(48.2) 86(51.8)
7 Physical and mental exhaustion (general decrease in performance, impaired memory, decrease in concentration, forgetfulness) 45(27.1) 121(72.9)
8 Sexual problems (change in sexual desire, in sexual activity and satisfaction) 115(69.3) 51(30.7)
9 Bladder problems (difficulty in urinating, increased need to urinate, bladder incontinence 97(58.4) 69(41.6)
10 Dryness of vagina (sensation of dryness or burning in the vagina, difficulty with sexual intercourse) 111(66.9) 55(33.1)
11 Joint and muscular discomfort (pain in the joints, rheumatoid complaints) 20(12.0) 146(88.0)
  1. Asymptomatic and symptomatic women in this study were based on their severity of menopausal symptoms; absence of symptoms and mild symptoms in five-point Likert scale (0–1) were considered as asymptomatic and other severities (2–4 in Likert scale)