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Karimi Z, Shokouhi F, Lotfizade M. Menstrual pattern, severity of dysmenorrhea and some related factors among female students of Shahrekord University in 2018. SJNMP. 2021; 6 (4) :9-20
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1- Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
2- Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences , masoud_lotfizadeh@yahoo.com
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Background & Aim: Dysmenorrhea disrupts women’s daily activities as one of their most common complaints during the menstrual cycle. The severity of dysmenorrhea can be influenced by several factors including menstrual patterns. The study aimed to determine the pattern of dysmenorrhea, severity of dysmenorrhea, and some related factors in Shahrekord University female students.
Material & Methods: In the cross-sectional study, the research population was all female students of Shahrekord University in the year 2018. 245 people were selected by cluster random sampling method and. Its validity was confirmed and VAS visual scale was collected. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 22.
Results: In terms of menstrual pattern, the mean age of the first menstrual period was 13.5±1, the majority of participants had regular menstruation, menstrual cycle duration was 21 to 42 days, and menstrual bleeding duration was 3-7 days. 82.8% of girls suffered from dysmenorrhea. There was a significant relationship between positive family history, menstrual irregularity, age at first menstruation, weight and symptoms of menstrual nausea, and severity of dysmenorrhea.
Conclusion: The physical and mental health of female students is essential, considering the high prevalence and severity of dysmenorrhea and also its importance, which disrupts the daily activities of women and their quality of life and social activities, and also considering the important responsibilities of women, identifying patients to provide education and improve service delivery.
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Received: 2020/09/27 | Revised: 2021/07/16 | Accepted: 2021/01/16 | Published: 2021/05/31 | ePublished: 2021/05/31

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