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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 9) Last page : ( 11)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00003.9

A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Psychological Problems of Premenstrual Syndrome and its Management among Adolescent girls at Selected PU College of Belgaum City, with a View to Develop Informational Booklet

Pathak K1,*, Udapi G2

1Post Graduate Student, Department, Psychiatry Nursing, KLEU Institute of Nursing Sciences, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum-590 010, Karnataka, India

2Asst Professor cum I/C Head of Department, Psychiatry Nursing, KLEU Institute of Nursing Sciences, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum-590 010, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author Email: pathakkabita59@gmail.com

Online published on 26 April, 2017.

Abstract

Many women experience various premenstrual physical, emotional, or behavioral changes, which at times reach such levels of severity that they may have substantial social impact upon the woman herself, her associates, and her work. So a descriptive study was undertaken to assess the knowledge regarding psychological problems of premenstrual syndrome and its management among adolescent girls in selected preuniversity colleges of Belgaum city. The findings revealed that, maximum number of subjects 54(67.5%) were in the age group 16–17 years, maximum number of subjects 40(50) belongs to Hindu religion, majority of the subjects were in class 11th (92.5%), maximum subjects (95%) belongs to joint family, maximum subjects have attained menarche 32(40%), maximum subjects members suffering from premenstrual syndrome 48(60%), majority of subjects have length of menstrual flow 54(67.5%), majority of the subjects having knowledge about premenstrual syndrome 46(34%). The informational booklet significantly brought out their improvement in the knowledge regarding psychological problems of premenstrual syndrome and its management.

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Keywords

Premenstrual syndrome, knowledge, Adolescent, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Informational booklet, Psychological Impact.

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