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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 392) Last page : ( 394)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00083.7

A Descriptive study to assess the knowledge of Premenstrual Syndrome and its management among I year B. Sc. nursing students in Bishop's College of nursing, Dharapuram

Mrs. Sharmila P. Jasmine1,*, Dr. Prince Vijayarani2

1Lecturer, Bishops College of Nursing, C.S.I Mission Compound, Dharapuram-638 656

2Principal, Bishops College of Nursing, C.S.I Mission Compound, Dharapuram-638 656

*Corresponding Author Email: jasminesharmila.55@ gmail.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder in women in which a group of physical and psychologic symptoms occur during the last few days of the menstrual cycle and before the onset of menstruation. The objectives of the study is to assess the knowledge regarding premenstrual syndrome among and to assess the knowledge regarding management of premenstrual syndrome among B.sc(N) I year students and to find out the association between the knowledge on premenstrual syndrome and its management with their selected demographic variables. The design adopted was non-experiment descriptive design.

Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used select 30 samples for the study. The tool used for the study was self-administered questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The study reveals that there is association between the demographic characteristics like age, religion and diet. The mean level of knowledge regarding premenstrual symptom and its management among I year B. Sc. nursing students is 11.5 (SD± 2.6) respectively. The result of study concluded that students have moderately adequate knowledge.

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Keywords

Premenstrual Syndrome, Physical, Psychologic, Knowledge, Menstruating.

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