Assessment of Primary Dysmenorrhea and Its Effect on the Quality of Life among Female Students at University of Babylon

Authors

  • Zainab Abdulameer Abdulrasol1 , Salma K.J.Al.Ibrahimi2

Keywords:

primary dysmenorrhea, quality of life.

Abstract

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to assess primary dysmenorrhea condition among participants.

In addition to, find out the correlation between primary dysmenorrhea and quality of life of among female

students at Babylon of University.

Methodology: A cross sectional study design used in this applied quantitative research through the period of

4 August 2019 to 22 October 2019. The study conducted in Babylon province, Iraq at University of Babylon.

Four faculties has been selected randomly as setting of current study. The total participants were (N=145)

females students, selected as 20% from each faculty, by using purposive non-probability sampling approach.

The data collected by using an adapted questionnaire and analyzed electronically by using SPSS program.

Result: The findings of the present study revealed that (89%) of participants were unmarried. Almost the

entire of sample had family history of primary dysmenorrhea. According to NPRS scale for assessing pain

intensity (62.1%) with severe primary dysmenorrhea. The study’s finding found out a negative significant

correlation between primary dysmenorrhea intensity and overall quality of life scale at P?0.05 (r= - 0.642,

P=0.000).

Conclusion: Primary dysmenorrhea is a very common problem among female students at university

of Babylon; it affects their quality of life. QoL decreases with the increase in the severity of primary

dysmenorrhea.

Author Biography

Zainab Abdulameer Abdulrasol1 , Salma K.J.Al.Ibrahimi2

1 Student, Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Babylon,

2 Prof., Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Babylon

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Zainab Abdulameer Abdulrasol1 , Salma K.J.Al.Ibrahimi2. (2020). Assessment of Primary Dysmenorrhea and Its Effect on the Quality of Life among Female Students at University of Babylon. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1663-1669. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10654