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PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME AND THE MARITAL RELATIONSHIP

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 Start Page 465 | End Page 473

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 Background & Objectives: PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME is existence of one or more symptom and sign from a large collection of signs, before menstruation. Given the role of women in family stability and peace, any decrease in their pivotal activity or emotional disturbance could affect this balance. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME on marital relations.Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out on 96 EMPLOYED WOMEN in health centers. Anxiety, stress and depression were rolled out with DASS -21 scales. PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME was confirmed with short questionnaire PMS within 7 days before menstrual phase and 2 days after menstrual phase for two menstrual periods. MARITAL RELATIONSHIP of cases with PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME diagnosis was assessed by RDAS questionnaire.Results: The results showed 27.5% of cases were of mild PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME, 56% moderate, 9.9% severe, and 5.4 percent were severe. The relationship between MARITAL RELATIONSHIP and PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME was significant (P=0.024). According Tukey test women with severe and very severe PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME received lower marks in MARITAL RELATIONSHIP.Conclusions: PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME could affect MARITAL RELATIONSHIP, so it is recommended that women with PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME receive the necessary knowledge about its effects on their life and effective method to improve the symptoms.

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