Menopause Self-Test Questionnaire

Menopause Rating Scale (MRS)

If you are concerned about menopausal or pre-menopausal symptoms, this self-test questionnaire may help.

Which of the following symptoms apply to you at this time? Please, mark the appropriate box for each symptom and add up your score. For symptoms that do not apply, please mark ‘none’.

Score

0

1

2

3

4

Severity of Symptom
NONE
MILD
MODERATE
SEVERE
VERY SEVERE
1.Hot flushes, sweating (episodes of sweating)
2.Heart discomfort (unusual awareness of heart beat, heart skipping, heart racing, tightness)
3.Sleep problems (difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty in sleeping through, waking up early)
4.Depressive mood (feeling down, sad, on the verge of tears, lack of drive, mood swings)
5.Irritability (feeling nervous, inner tension, feeling aggressive)
6.Anxiety (inner restlessness, feeling panicky)
7.Physical and mental exhaustion (general decrease in performance, impaired memory, decrease in concentration, forgetfulness)
8.Sexual problems (change in sexual desire, in sexual activity and satisfaction)
9.Bladder problems (difficulty in urinating, increased need to urinate, bladder incontinence)
10.Dryness of vagina (sensation of dryness or burning in the vagina, difficulty with sexual intercourse)
11.Joint and muscular discomfort (pain in the joints, rheumatoid complaints)

 

Scoring

The total score of the MRS ranges between 0 (asymptomatic) and 44 (highest degree of complaints).

The minimal/maximal scores vary between the three dimensions depending on the number of complaints allocated to the respective category of symptoms:

  • psychological symptoms: 0 to 16 scoring points (4 symptoms: depressed, irritable, anxious, exhausted)
  • somato-vegetative symptoms: 0 to 16 points (4 symptoms: sweating/flush, cardiac complaints, sleeping disorders, joint & muscle complaints)
  • urogenital symptoms: 0 to 12 points (3 symptoms: sexual problems, urinary complaints, vaginal dryness)

Testing/Consultation

If you have concerns about menopausal or pre-menopausal symptoms, contact us to arrange testing, consultation and diagnosis by our hormone therapy doctor.