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Table 5 Comparison of symptomatic and asymptomatic women of menopausal symptoms (n = 166)

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

Item no. Item Comparison of asymptomatic and symptomatic women
Asymptomatic women
Mean (SD)
Symptomatic women
Mean (SD)
T value p value
1 Hot flushes, sweating 0.34(0.47) 2.60(0.79) −22.61 < 0.01
2 Heart discomfort 0.30(0.46) 2.53(0.51) −18.66 < 0.01
3 Sleep problems 0.30(0.45) 2.71(0.83) −23.97 < 0.01
4 Depressive mood 0.33(0.47) 2.39(0.64) −22.50 < 0.01
5 Irritability 0.40(0.49) 2.32(0.62) −19.83 < 0.01
6 Anxiety 0.38(0.48) 2.37(0.58) −21.11 < 0.01
7 Physical and mental exhaustion 0.48(0.50) 2.54(0.71) −21.69 < 0.01
8 Sexual problems 0.21(0.41) 2.55(0.75) −21.11 < 0.01
9 Bladder problems 0.27(0.44) 2.58(0.79) −22.30 < 0.01
10 Dryness of vagina 0.23(0.42) 2.68(0.83) −21.63 < 0.01
11 Joint and muscular discomfort 0.61(0.49) 3.06(0.83) −19.60 < 0.01
  1. Items are presented as short forms
  2. 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)
  3. Comparison of two groups was performed with independent sample t test