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Research Paper | Obstetrics and Gynecology | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
A Study to Assess the Premenstrual Symptoms among Adolescent Girls Studying in B. V. V. S Girls High School of Bagalkot
Sharnamma. B. Bantanur | Jayashree G Itti
Abstract: Background: Menstrual cycle is an important indicator of women's reproductive health. However, menstruation has a different pattern within a few years after menarche, which might not be well understood by many adolescent girls and now a days many of the adolescent girls are having premenstrual symptoms. Aims; The aim of the study was to assess the premenstrual symptoms among adolescent girls studying at selected high schools of Bagalkot. Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was conducted on 160 adolescent girls aged from 13years and 17 years and above. Standard scale to assess the symptoms of premenstrual tension syndrome scales were used to obtain relevant data. The categorical data were analyzed using Chi - square test. Results: Percentagewise Age of menstruating girls was 13 - 14 years age group 56.25%. The 37.5% regular cycle and 62.5% irregular cycle were as had cycle duration of 36 - 40 days 50%. More than half of them reported 5 days? duration of menstrual blood flow and 62.5%. The 37.5% of the participants had 3 - 5 days of flow. Long blood flow duration was more prevalent in early than in late adolescence. The 10thstd students 56.25% were as 90 participants reported. Menstrual cycles tend to be shorter in early adolescence period. The area of residence 68.75% were as rural areas. chi ?square test was calculated to assess the association between premenstrual syndrome and selected socio demographic variable of adolescent girls. Finding revealed that distribution of respondents by pre menstrual symptoms level (high, average, poor).80.6% of respondents had high knowledge and 18.7% have average and 0.625% respondents have poor knowledge. Conclusion: The finding of the study conducted that most of the adolescent girls having mild and moderate and severe level of premenstrual symptoms. This study is effective to identify the premenstrual symptoms among adolescent girls. A comprehensive school education program on premenstrual problems may help girls to cope better and seek proper medical assistance.
Keywords: Assess, Adolescence, Girls, premenstruation, symptoms
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 985 - 988