Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002245
Title: Prevalence of dysmenorrhea among school & college girls and postpartum women
Category: Pharmacology
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    Aim: The aim of the study was to measure the prevalence of dysmenorrhea among school girls, college girls, and postpartum women and to compare the severity of dysmenorrhea between school girls, college girls, and postpartum women. Background of the Study: Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common and important health problems among females. It causes absence from classes and work. It badly affects the daily activities and quality of life. Differently aged females suffer accordingly to their age, anatomical, and physiological changes. Hence, this study aimed to measure the prevalence of dysmenorrhea and to compare the severity of dysmenorrhea among three differently aged females. Materials and Methods: Once the study is approved by the Institutional Review Board, 150 females were selected from 200 volunteers to participate in the study. The study setting was in and around the Chennai. The source population includes 50 school-going girls with the age of 12–15 years, 50 college-going girls with the age of 19–22 years, and 50 postpartum women with the age of 30–35 years. The study population excludes the female with secondary dysmenorrhea (dysmenorrhea due to disorder in women’s reproductive organ). The samples were fully explained about the benefits of participating in the study. They were asked to fill the consent form duly signed by the samples and therapist. Data regarding the female’s experience of dysmenorrhea were collected using Cox retrospective menstrual symptom scale and dysmenorrhea severity index (verbal multidimensional scoring system). Result: On comparing the prevalence of dysmenorrhea among school girls, college girls, and postpartum women, the collected data show that the prevalence of dysmenorrhea is more among the school girls with painful menstrual symptoms and severity, followed by the college girls and postpartum women.

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    V. Rajalaxmi1 *, Jibi Paul1 , V. Vijayapriya1 , R. Helen Gracy2 , K. Kamatchi 1

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    1 Department of Neuro Rehabilitation, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Community Medicine, ACS Medical College and Hospital, Velappanchavadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: V. Rajalaxmi, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    V. Rajalaxmi1 *, Jibi Paul1 , V. Vijayapriya1 , R. Helen Gracy2 , K. Kamatchi 1

    Title:Prevalence of dysmenorrhea among school & college girls and postpartum women
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10(5)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (769-772)
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    Methodology:Dysmenorrhea,Cox retrospective menstrual symptom scale, Dysmenorrhea severity index (verbal multidimensional scoring system)
    Research Materials:Health problems among females

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Cox retrospective menstrual symptom scale Dysmenorrhea Dysmenorrhea severity index (verbal multidimensional scoring system)

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