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Assessment of prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping techniques among the paramedical students A research study

Seema R Deshpande, Namrata R Vaishampayan, Sneha B Bevinamarad, Shilpa R Patil.

Abstract
Background: Menstrual cycle is the cyclical hormonal process in females, which occurs every month. Along with the menstrual bleeding, females may experience a group of symptoms 710 days before the actual bleeding starts. These symptoms are of unknown etiology and are not related to any organic lesions in the pelvic cavity but disturb the daily activities of female and affect her both mentally and physically. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and its coping techniques among the paramedical students.

Objectives: The objectives of the study were to assess the prevalence and knowledge of PMS among the paramedical students of 1825-year old and to assess the awareness of various coping techniques.

Materials and Methods: A total of 89 female paramedical students aged between 18 and 25 years were selected for the study by cluster sampling. A structured questionnaire was used to assess the prevalence, knowledge regarding PMS, and awareness of coping techniques. Descriptive statistical analysis was done using the SPSS software.

Results: Of 84 participants, 81 (96%) reported having PMS. The most common physical (somatic) symptoms observed were acne (56%) and anger/irritability (60%) which were the most common psychological (affective) symptoms. About 57% of the participants were affected in their studies due to PMS. Drinking hot/cold beverages (46%) were the most commonly used coping technique.

Conclusion: PMS is one of the most common disorders among female paramedical students in the age group of 1825 years, which is considerably affecting their studies and lifestyle. The rate of the usage of faulty coping techniques is high. Hence, there is an intense need to carry out awareness programs for female students.

Key words: Premenstrual Syndrome; Prevalence; Awareness; Coping Techniques


 
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Deshpande SR, Vaishampayan NR, Bevinamarad SB, Patil SR. Assessment of prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping techniques among the paramedical students A research study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(11): 893-896. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0719801082019


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Deshpande SR, Vaishampayan NR, Bevinamarad SB, Patil SR. Assessment of prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping techniques among the paramedical students A research study. http://www.ijmsph.com/?mno=56623 [Access: February 16, 2020]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0719801082019


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Deshpande SR, Vaishampayan NR, Bevinamarad SB, Patil SR. Assessment of prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping techniques among the paramedical students A research study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(11): 893-896. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0719801082019



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Deshpande SR, Vaishampayan NR, Bevinamarad SB, Patil SR. Assessment of prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping techniques among the paramedical students A research study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2019), [cited February 16, 2020]; 8(11): 893-896. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0719801082019



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Deshpande, S. R., Vaishampayan, . N. R., Bevinamarad, . S. B. & Patil, . S. R. (2019) Assessment of prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping techniques among the paramedical students A research study. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 8 (11), 893-896. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0719801082019



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Deshpande, Seema R, Namrata R Vaishampayan, Sneha B Bevinamarad, and Shilpa R Patil. 2019. Assessment of prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping techniques among the paramedical students A research study. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (11), 893-896. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0719801082019



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Deshpande, Seema R, Namrata R Vaishampayan, Sneha B Bevinamarad, and Shilpa R Patil. "Assessment of prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping techniques among the paramedical students A research study." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8 (2019), 893-896. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0719801082019



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Deshpande, Seema R, Namrata R Vaishampayan, Sneha B Bevinamarad, and Shilpa R Patil. "Assessment of prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping techniques among the paramedical students A research study." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8.11 (2019), 893-896. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0719801082019



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Deshpande, S. R., Vaishampayan, . N. R., Bevinamarad, . S. B. & Patil, . S. R. (2019) Assessment of prevalence and awareness regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping techniques among the paramedical students A research study. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (11), 893-896. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0719801082019





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