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Author Zhou, Hong-Gui ♦ Yang, Zheng-Wei
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Prospective Study ♦ Female Student ♦ Menstrual Date ♦ Female College Student ♦ Unbearable Dysmenorrhea ♦ Re-lated Factor ♦ Dys-menorrheal Student ♦ Menstrual Pain ♦ Severe Dysmenorrhea ♦ Menstruation-related Diary Data ♦ North Si-chuan Medical College ♦ Menstrual Cycle ♦ Pre-menstrual Dysmenorrhea ♦ Menstrual Blood Flow ♦ Prospective Approach
Abstract This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of dysmenorrhea in a prospective approach. Menstruation-related diary data were obtained from 2640 female college students in North Si-chuan Medical College; dysmenorrhea and re-lated factors were analyzed. Dysmenorrhea occurred in 56.4 % of students; 6.5 % of dys-menorrheal students suffered from “hard to bear ” (unbearable) menstrual pain, and 6.5% had pre-menstrual dysmenorrhea. The more severe dysmenorrhea was, the longer dys-menorrhea lasted, and the longer the duration of menstruation and the larger the amount of menstrual blood flow appeared to be. Dys-menorrhea occurred on 37 % of the menstrual dates on average and was unrelated to irregu-larity of menstrual cycles. The percentages of students taking medicine with mild, moderate and unbearable dysmenorrhea were 4.0%, 13.3 % and 23.7%, respectively.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study