|Title:||Epidemiology of dysmenorrhoea among adolescent students in Mansoura, Egypt|
|Authors:||El Gilany, A.H.|
El Fedawy, S.
|Abstract:||To examine the prevalence, determinants, impact and treatment practices of dysmenorrhoea, we studied 664 female students in secondary schools in urban and rural areas. Data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire. About 75% of the students experienced dysmenorrhoea [mild 55.3%, moderate 30.0%, severe 14.8%]. Most did not seek medical advice although 34.7% treated themselves. Fatigue, headache, backache and dizziness were the commonest associated symptoms. No limitation of activities was reported by 47.4% of student with dysmenorrhoea, but this was significantly more reported by students with severe dysmenorrhoea. Significant predictors of dysmenorrhoea were older age, irregular or long cycle and heavy bleeding|
|Keywords:||Activities of Daily Living|
Cost of Illness
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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