Reliability and Validity of a Pattern Identification Diagnostic Tool for Climacteric and Postmenopausal Syndrome Pattern Identification: A Clinical Study of a Newly Developed Questionnaire

This study aimed to verify the reliability and validity of a diagnostic tool for climacteric and postmenopausal syndrome pattern identification (CaPSPI) by identifying seven major patterns and 10 syndrome elements.MethodsThis study was conducted between June and October 2018, in two University Korean Medicine Hospitals. To investigate the construct validity, 275 women aged 45-60 years experiencing menopausal symptoms (Kupperman index ≥20) answered a 75-item questionnaire regarding menopausal symptoms. To investigate the tool’s criterion validity, a previously developed pattern identification questionnaire (DSOM) was administered to 107 participants. Subsequent analysis examined construct validity using factor analysis, reliability using Cronbach’s alpha, and criterion validity using Pearson’s correlation.ResultsFor construct validity, the factor loading of the seven patterns was ≥0.452, and Cronbach's coefficient was ≥0.759. For the 10 syndrome elements (證素), the factor loading of the four disease locations (病位) was ≥0.519, and the associated Cronbach's coefficient was ≥0.790, while the factor loading of the six disease natures (病性) was ≥0.468, and the associated Cronbach's coefficient was ≥0.700. The criterion validity of the DSOM was also verified (p 
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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