Assessment of Primary Dysmenorrhea and Its Effect on the Quality of Life among Female Students at University of Babylon
Keywords:primary dysmenorrhea, quality of life.
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,
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
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