Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Full Length Research Paper

Comparing lifestyles, social support, body mass index and history of menses between Mashhad University of Medical Sciences students with and without primary dysmenorrheal

Gholamreza Jandaghi1* and Zohreh Khalajinia2
1University of Tehran, Qom College, Iran. 2Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 18 September 2010

Abstract

Dysmenorrheal is a common gynecological disorder in women of reproductive age that causes social, physical, psychological and economic problems. As the risk factors affect dysmenorrheal therefore this study is performed to compare life style, social support, BMI and history of menses between Mashhad university of Medical Sciences Students, with and without primary dysmenorrheal. In this descriptive analytical study and the study population was the female medical students at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. 200 students were proportionately sampled using a subject selection Form. They also filled out the interview check list, the lifestyle questionnaire and the Cassidy social support form. On specific days, history of menses form was completed. The data were analyzed using SPSS software and chi– square, Fisher's exact, t-test and Mann-Whitney tests. Significant differences were found between the two groups as for the mean sleep: in the group with dysmenorrheal 8.50 ± 1.58 and the other group 8.50 ± 1.30 were mean sleep. Significant differences were found between the two groups as for the Menark age: in the group with dysmenorrheal 13.33 ± 1.30 and the other group 13.67 ± 1.30  were Menark age mean 12.90 ± 3.70 and the other group 10.2 ± 2.70. Significant differences were found between the two groups as for the amount of menstrual bleeding: in the group with dysmenorrheal 18 subjects the severity of menstrual bleeding and the other group 6 subjects the severity of menstrual were in the menses: Significant differences were found between the two groups as for PMS: in the group with dysmenorrheal 77 subjects PMS and the other group were 50 subjects PMS. Results showed that history of menses affected dysmenorrheal.

 

Key words: Life style, social support, BMI, history of menses.