Iman H. Alwan
Abstract: Background The study aims to explore the impact of premenstrual syndrome on psychological and physical problem among students nursing college at Babylon city. The association between premenstrual syndrome and some of reproductive ', characteristics.Methodology A descriptive analytic design was used on purposive (non probability) sample of 76 students the period between March November, 2013. were enrolled in this study from Self administrative questionnaire was used by the investigators for the present study. The validity and reliability of the instrument was determined by using through the panel of experts, and internal consistency through the computation of Alpha Correlation Coefficient. The data have been collected through the utilization of the self-administrated questionnaire as a mean of data collection. Data analysis was employed by applying the Statistical Package for Social Science version 21.0 (SPSS).Results The finding of the study showed that the current age of female ranged between (21-23) years and represented 53, 9 %, the age of female menarche ranged between (11-13) years recorded high percentage at 57, 9 % duration of menstrual cycle represented 51.3 % ranged between 3-5 days, amount of cycle 71 % was normal, frequency of menstrual cycle 94, 7 were 10 days, regularity of cycle represented 72.4 % were regular.the students experience a moderate level of premenstrual syndrome. The correlation analysis indicated that there is significant association between amount of cycle and psychological and physical problems but there is no association with remaining variables. Conclusion The study concluded that there is significant association between the amount of menstrual cycle and psychological, physical problem at p-value 0.01.Recommendations Future studies may be required to assess the whole premenstrual physical and emotional changes as well as the relationship between premenstrual syndromes and depression through pregnancy and the postpartum phase.
Keywords: premenstrual, psychological, somatic