Prevalence and Severity of Premenstrual Syndrome among Young Females in Chhattisgarh, India
Keywords:College girls, Menstrual distress, Moos menstrual distress questionnaire, Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, Premenstrual syndrome
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), often known as premenstrual tension, is a set of physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms that women experience in the luteal phase of menstrual cycle (7–10 days before menstruation). The aim of the present study is to find out the prevalence of PMS in young females quantitative approach with descriptive research design was adopted and study samples was chosen by purposive research sampling. The data were collected from Pt. Ravishankar University through the fourth edition of Menstrual Distress questionnaire published in 2010 by Rudolf H. Moos. The collected data were analyzed by a descriptive statistical method. 500 girls were selected for the study. Who has reached menarche, their menarche were (12.29 ± 1.49) and is between the ages of 18 and 28 (22.81 ± 2.29). The result indicates that 13%, 13.60%, and 11.40% of girls are suffering from mild, moderate, and severe symptoms of PMS. The most affected symptoms were Behavioral changes (7.05 ± 4.57), arousal (7.08 ± 4.06), and negative effects (7.03 ± 4.88). Other symptoms were autonomic reaction (4.96 ± 2.89), water retention (4.88 ± 2.6), pain (5.5 ± 2.54), control (5.5 ± 3.59), and impaired concentration (6.48 ± 5.86). The overall mean was 47.91, with a standard deviation of 13.16, indicating that the majority of the girls experienced some form of menstrual discomfort. PMS has an impact on everyday activities and quality of life. It’s also linked to social advancement and financial costs. Hence, there is a need for awareness of PMS and its management.
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