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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 354145, 10 pages
Research Article

Effect of Combining Therapy with Traditional Chinese Medicine-Based Psychotherapy and Herbal Medicines in Women with Menopausal Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

1Department of Gynecology, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou University of Traditional Medicine, Guangzhou 510120, China
2Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
3School of Computer, Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanchang 330004, China

Received 4 October 2012; Accepted 31 October 2012

Academic Editor: Zhao Xiang Bian

Copyright © 2012 Hongyan Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The MENQOL questionnaire is a self-administered instrument that demonstrates potential for determining differences among menopausal women, both in quality of life and in changes in quality of life over time. It includes 29 questions in four domains: vasomotor (Items 1, 2, and 3), psychosocial (Items 4–10), physical (Items 11–26), and sexual (Items 27–29). Each domain is scored separately, the detailed questionnaire is shown in Supplementary 1 file. There is no overall score obtained from this questionnaire, as the relative contribution of each domain to the overall score is unknown. Subjects responded “No” to problems they did not experience and rated the symptoms that they did experience from 1 to 6 on a severity scale. Because the domain subscales are not composed of equal numbers of items, the mean of the subscale is used as the overall subscale score. For analyses, the domain scores are converted to a score system, each domain score ranges from 1 to 8. Decreases in total scores and domain scores represent an improving condition.

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