Knowledge and Pr
Knowledge and Practice of Female Employee About Premenstrual Syndrome and its Effect on Daily Life Activities in EL-Minia University
Mona A.Abd EL-Hamid.¹ , ² Diaa Ahmed El Moghazy, ³ Manal F..Moustafa and. 4Ekbal A. Emam.
¹,4 Women Health & Obstetrics Nursing Faculty of Nursing, El-Minia University, Egypt
² Obstetrics and Gynecological Faculty of Medicine El-Minia University, Egypt
³Obstetrics& Gynecological Nursing Faculty of Nursing Assuit University, Egypt
Abstract: Premenstrual syndrome is a common health problem affecting females and because of its cyclic occurrence it is postulated to have different effects on quality of life. Aim of this study was to assess the female employee knowledge and practice about premenstrual syndrome and its effect on daily life activities.Method and materials: A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted on one hundred and thirteen women. A specially designed self-administered questionnaire was developed which included socio-demographic data, obstetrical history, symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), source of information about PMS, its effect on daily life activities and work and management of premenstrual syndrome. Results: The study revealed that the mean age ± SD of the studied sample was (31.7 ± 9) years, (84.96%) of the studied samples were normal age of menarche, (61.95%) of the females were taken information about PMS from mothers, (63.72%) of the studied samples were had an effect on work. The most common reported physical symptom of PMS (79.64%) was backache while the most common reported Psychiatric symptom (76.99%) was worry. The measures practiced by the studied sample to overcome symptoms of PMS were (warm drinks, warm bathing, sports and activities, comfortable and rest period and medications).PMS symptoms was significantly more intense in the single female participants. Conclusion, PMS had an effect on work and daily life activities of female employee working in El- Minia University. Health education, appropriate medical treatment and counseling services, as part and parcel of the overall health service, should be provided to the affected female.
[Mona A.Abd EL-Hamid;.Diaa Ahmed El Moghazy; Manal F.Moustafa and. Ekbal A. Emam. Knowledge and Practice of Female Employee About Premenstrual Syndrome and its Effect on Daily Life Activities in EL-Minia University. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):231-243] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 36
Keywords: premenstrual syndrome, physical, psychological, daily life activities. Full Text 36