2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Premenstrual syndrome: Frequency and severity amongst college girls
Author(s): Prem Lata and Dr. Usha Lohan
Objectives: The aim of our study was to find out the frequency and severity of premenstrual syndrome amongst college girls. Methods: The study was conducted at Arya Girls College Ambala Cant. State of Haryana, India in the academic session 2016-17 on 500 girl students. Data was collected by filling a 46 items on eight scale premenstrual assessment form by purchasing copyrights of Moos Menstrual Distress questionnaire (MMDQ) (4th edition). Results: Out of 500 girl students 476 completed and returned the questionnaires among which 56.93% reported mild PMS, 36.76% reported moderate and 3.99% strong PMS. 2.31% of the sample was not reported any symptom of PMS. Conclusion: Pre menstrual syndrome is a common phenomena among the girls. PMS affects the daily life of menstruating women of any age. In the present study PMS was found to be highly prevalent. Therefore it can be concluded that there is a need to find the degree of severity of PMS at different age levels and an intervention and health education programs should be promoted to the effected population for their overall health.
Pages: 536-540 | 425 Views 5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Prem Lata, Dr. Usha Lohan. Premenstrual syndrome: Frequency and severity amongst college girls. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):536-540.