PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME FREQUENCY, PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME COPING STRATEGIES AND FACTORS AFFECTING PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN TURKEY

LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences

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Title PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME FREQUENCY, PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME COPING STRATEGIES AND FACTORS AFFECTING PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN TURKEY
 
Creator Özmermer, Tuğba
Koruk, Fatma
 
Subject Premenstrual Syndrome
Menstruation
Coping Methods
University Students
 
Description Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms influence women’s lives to a large extent. This study was conducted to understand the frequency of PMS, coping strategies and factors affecting PMS in university students in Sanliurfa, Turkey. In this cross-sectional study in which 376 university students were reached. 52.1% of the students were found to experience PMS. Engaging in various activities to expend energy eating sweets and using analgesics were found to be the most common methods used by the students to cope with PMS symptoms; however, they were not able to cope efficiently with water retention, balance/control issues and autonomic reactions. The logistic regression analysis showed that a unit of increase in age led PMS risk to increase by a factor of 1.179, whereas a unit of increase in weight led to an increase in PMS risk by a factor of 1.025. Also, low income increased PMS risk by a factor of 1.884, fast food consumption increased it by a factor of 2.069, high salt consumption by a factor of 1.884, and anemia presence by a factor of 1.739. In conclusion, the prevalence of PMS was found to be high in the students and they were observed to have difficulty in coping with certain symptoms. On the basis of the results of the study, it is recommended that university students be given information about factors affecting PMS, how to cope with symptoms, what treatments are available, and that they been couraged to receive treatment for PMS. Article DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/lijhls.2019.43.138155 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
 
Publisher GRDS Publishing
 
Date 2019-02-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/1807
 
Source LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences; Vol 4 No 3 (2018): Regular Issue
2454-5872
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/1807/3251
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Tuğba Özmermer, Fatma Koruk
 

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