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Title: Epidemiology of dysmenorrhoea among adolescent students in Mansoura, Egypt
Authors: El Gilany, A.H.
Badawi, K.
El Fedawy, S.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
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
Description: 155-163
Keywords: Activities of Daily Living
Adolescent
Chi-Square Distribution
Cost of Illness
Subject: Dysmenorrhea
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116932
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1101_2/11_1-2_2005_155_163.pdf
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