Prevalence and knowledge of premenstrualsyndrome among undergraduates in private degree colleges of Udupi Taluk

Vani, Supritha K and Melita, Sheilini and Prabhu, Anusuya (2015) Prevalence and knowledge of premenstrualsyndrome among undergraduates in private degree colleges of Udupi Taluk. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary, 1 (32). pp. 358-367. ISSN 2319-2801

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Premenstrual Syndrome is a universal problem of women of reproductive age. It refers to a cluster of physical and behavioral symptoms that occur in a cyclic pattern for the period of the second half of the menstrual cycle. A descriptive survey was used to assess the prevalence and knowledge of premenstrual syndrome among undergraduates in selected colleges of Udupi district, Karnataka. The objectives of the study were to assess the prevalence of premenstrual syndrome among undergraduates, determine the knowledge of PMS and to find the association between PMS and variables like age, family history, BMI, marital status and knowledge of PMS. The study was conducted among 1010 undergraduates of private degree colleges of Udupi taluk using purposive sampling technique. The data was collected using demographic proforma, selfevaluation questionnaire and knowledge questionnaire on PMS. The prevalence of borderline to mild PMS was 65 (6.4%), 23 (2.3%) of them had mild to moderate PMS and 9 (0.9%) of them had moderate to severe PMS. Most common symptoms experienced were fatigue (32.6%), anxiety (29.6%), irritability (29%), headache (24.9%) and mood swings (21.8%). Majority (76.2%) had 0-5 symptoms, 20.2% had 6-11 symptoms and only 3.6% had more than 12 symptoms. The result showed that only 18 (1.8%) had good knowledge, 453 (44.9%) had poor knowledge regarding PMS and majority 539 (53.4%) had average knowledge regarding PMS. The study also revealed that PMS was significantly associated with age (p < 0.05) and marital status (p< 0.05). So, it is inferred that PMS is independent of BMI, family history and knowledge of PMS and dependent on age and marital status.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Premenstrual syndrome; prevalence; knowledge; undergraduates.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 09:36
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 09:36

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