Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Premenstrual Syndrome and Coping Behaviour among Adolescents Girls in selected School, Erode



Address:   Ms. P. Padmavathi1, Dr. Raja Sankar2, Dr. N. Kokilavani3
1Principal, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Ganapathypuram, No – 1 Ranganoor Road, Muniyappankovil, Pallakkapalyam, Namakkal District – 637 303
2Associate Professor, Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences (MAPIMS), Melmaruvathur 3Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur
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ABSTRACT:
Background: Premenstrual syndromes are the symptoms which occur during one week before menstruation and sometime symptoms are so severe enough to disturb life cycle of a women. She adopts different method to cope-up with problem. Aim: Assess the premenstrual symptoms and coping behavior among adolescent. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted among adolescent girls at Government Higher Secondary School, Erode during the month of December 2013 to assess the premenstrual syndrome and coping behaviour among adolescent girls. A total 248 students from all classes were selected for collection of data. The questionnaire consisted of two parts. Part one is assessment of premenstrual syndrome and part two is for check list on coping behaviour. Results: Majority (96%) students were having pain in lower abdomen, 93% were having difficulty in concentration, 87% had backache, pain in thighs& body ache. 83% of them had pain in breast and 81% were irritability and lower work performance and 78% were fluctuation of mood. Majority of student were using healthy coping strategies. i.e., 84% do not blame themselves for this problem, 71% accept it in healthy way that nothing can be done, 70% take hot or cold drinks. 64% do not express their anger on others. They accept it as a natural process as nothing can be done and try to cope up in healthy way.
KEYWORDS:
Premenstrual symptoms, Coping behavior, Adolescent
Cite:
P. Padmavathi, Raja Sankar, N. Kokilavani. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Premenstrual Syndrome and Coping Behaviour among Adolescents Girls in selected School, Erode. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 4(4): Oct.- Dec., 2014; Page 489-491
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