Prevalence, impact and management practice of dysmenorrhea among female students of Hadhramout University

Other Title(s)

مدى انتشار و تأثير و معالجة عسر الطمث لطالبات جامعة حضرموت بالمكلا، اليمن

Joint Authors

Sayyad, Asrar Salih
Balafair, Amer Salimin

Source

Hadhramout University Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences

Issue

Vol. 16, Issue 2 (31 Dec. 2019), pp.151-157, 7 p.

Publisher

Hadhramout University Deanship of Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research

Publication Date

2019-12-31

Country of Publication

Yemen

No. of Pages

7

Main Topic

Public Health
Medicine

Abstract EN

Dysmenorrhea (pain during menstruation) is one of the most common gynecological complaints among women of childbearing age that affects daily activities and quality of life.

This study aims to assess the prevalence, impact and management practice of dysmenorrhea among female students of Hadhramout University in the period between 1st October 2017-31th March 2018.

A cross-sectional study was conducted among 295 Yemeni female students at Hadhramout University.

Data was collected by interview using a structured pre tested questionnaire.

The results showed that, the mean age of participants was 21.8 ± 1.73 years.

The majority (88.1%) of them were single.

The mean age of menarche being 13.3 ± 1.42 years and a bout (67.1% ) of them had regular menstrual pattern.

The prevalence of dysmenorrhea among female students was (84.7 %).

The impact of dysmenorrhea appears in the majority of participants (91.2%), only (16%) consulted the doctor, and the rest took it as a normal course of events during menstruation with self- management (61.2%).

The management practices of female university students to treat dysmenorrhea were mostly non-drug solutions and traditional medicine (43.6%).

There is high prevalence of dysmenorrhea among the female students of Hadhramout university and had a significant impact in their daily physical activity and academic performance.

Findings suggest that adolescent girls should be educated about proper and effective management of dysmenorrhea.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Sayyad, Asrar Salih& Balafair, Amer Salimin. 2019. Prevalence, impact and management practice of dysmenorrhea among female students of Hadhramout University. Hadhramout University Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences،Vol. 16, no. 2, pp.151-157.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-990981

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Sayyad, Asrar Salih& Balafair, Amer Salimin. Prevalence, impact and management practice of dysmenorrhea among female students of Hadhramout University. Hadhramout University Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences Vol. 16, no. 2 (Dec. 2019), pp.151-157.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-990981

American Medical Association (AMA)

Sayyad, Asrar Salih& Balafair, Amer Salimin. Prevalence, impact and management practice of dysmenorrhea among female students of Hadhramout University. Hadhramout University Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences. 2019. Vol. 16, no. 2, pp.151-157.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-990981

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 156

Record ID

BIM-990981