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SEVRITY OF PREMESTRUAL SYNDROME AND THE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS

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OZGOLI G. | SELSELE E.

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 Introduction: Premestrual syndrome is characterised by physical and PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS appearing regulary during the week prior to menstruation and disappearing within a few days of its onset, causing disruption to occuptional, family and personal functioning that occures in 70-90% of women in reproductive ages. 95% of them suffer from“mild” symptoms and 3- 10% of women have “severe” symptoms. This study was carried out to determine the severity of premenstrual syndrome and the factors associated with this.Materials and Methods: This research is an observational study. The units were studied for severity of physical and PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS and the factors associated with it. Data collection tool was questionnaire including demographic data and daily symptom rating.Results: The mean age of the sample was 22.20 years with the mean body mass index of 22.59. According to the DSM-IV criteria, 58.8% of units had mild PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS, 38.8% moderate and 2.4% severe. PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS in 30.7% of units were mild, 66.1% moderate and 3.2% severe.Conclusion: “Mild and moderate” symptoms were detected in more than 60% of the sample. There was a ststistically significant relation between onset times of symptoms.

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