STUDY OF PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME AMONG FUTURE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN MASTERSKILL GLOBAL COLLEGE
Objective: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the name given to a collection of physical, psychological and behavioral symptoms that experienced by women during their late luteal phase of each menstrual cycle. This study was undertaken at Masterskill Global College to determine the prevalence of PMS, common premenstrual syndrome symptoms, and coping methods. It also highlights the impairment of life, social and emotional well beings.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study using the retrospective method, analyzing the incidence of PMS based on (ACOG) criteria.
Results: The outcome of the study showed that 37% out of 300 samples diagnosed with PMS; 22% mild PMS. 9% moderate PMS and 5.3% severe PMS. 7% of the sample was diagnosed with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). The study finding suggested association of PMS severity with younger age group (P value<0.05), stressful lifestyles (P value<0.05), academic stress (P value<0.05) and sleeping problem (P value<0.05).
Conclusion: The study outcome showed PMS prevalence in Masterskill Global College and action shall be taken to provide as an educational guideline to increase their awareness and provide a better coping method to alleviate the symptoms of PMS.
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