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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-28

Premenstrual syndrome among college students and its relation to their study activities

Department of Psychiatric Nursing, LGBRIMH, Tezpur, Assam, India

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Dr. Nurnahar Ahmed
Department of Psychiatric Nursing, 3rd Floor, New Academic Building, LGBRIMH, P.O. Tezpur - 784 001, Sonitpur, Assam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmhhb.jmhhb_113_21

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Aim: The study was conducted to assess Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) among college students and its relation to their study activities in a selected college. Methods: Nonexperimental Quantitative research approach was used in the present study. Data were collected from 229 female students studying degree courses in a selected college of Tezpur. The college for the study was selected by purposive sampling and the participants were selected with the systematic random sampling method. A sociodemographic pro forma and self-structured questionnaires were used to collect the data. Results: The data analyses were performed using SPSS version 20. Descriptive analyses showed that 21% of the female students had irregular menstrual cycles and 12.2% had heavy menstrual flow. Among the participants, 45.9% of the female students had menstruation-related problems. Use of substance, family history of menstruation-related problems, regularity of menstrual cycles, menstruation flow, presence of any menstrual problems were found to be associated with PMS. In the present study, PMS was found to be positively correlated with impact on study activities (r = 0.542 and P = 0.000). Conclusion: At the end of the study, the investigators found that PMS is an important issue which is affecting the study behavior or habit of the female degree students.

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