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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69-73

Assessment of the clinical features associated with premenstrual tension syndrome among Kirkuk Technical Institute students with possible preventive strategies

Department of Community Health, Kirkuk Technical Institute, Kirkuk, Iraq

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Wafa Mahmood Jasim
Department of Community Health, Kirkuk Technical Institute, Kirkuk
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_17_18

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Background: Menstruation is regarded as a very critical period in female life and a wide range of symptoms may be occur before the onset of the cycle and later on it starts to remove or absent gradually. Objective: The study aimed to assess the clinical features associated with the pre- menstrual tension syndrome among female students and to participate a suggested preventive strategies. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in Kirkuk Technical Institute during the period from 1st February/ 2015 till the end of May /2015 after receiving the administrative agreement and a verbal consent was taken from each student before establishing the study. The sample was collected randomly and 200 female students were collected from two stages (First and second) and from different scientific departments. A special questionnaire form has been prepared by the investigator included five main dimensions designed for study purpose. Results: Show that most of the study female students were from second stage (75.5%), aged between 18-20 years (82.5%) and majority of them started menarche period between the age 12-14 years (50.0%), with regular menstrual cycle (80.5%). More than two third of female students complaining from clinical features of pre- menstrual tension syndrome (75.6%, 86.1%). Conclution: Female students from both stages are treated and managed their symptoms before and during the menstruation cycle domestically without the need for doctor consultation.

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