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Young Japanese college students with dysmenorrhea have high frequency of irregular menstruation and premenstrual symptoms.

Fujiwara T, Nakata R - Open Med Inform J (2007)

Bottom Line: Subjects ranging from 18 to 20 years old were recruited from 522 female students at Ashiya College in Japan.The intensity of dysmenorrhea was classified into 3 grades (score 1, not requiring analgesic; score 2, painful, requiring analgesic; score 3, painful, not relieved by analgesic).These findings suggest that considerable numbers of young women with dysmenorrhea are associated with premenstrual symptoms.

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Affiliation: Faculty of Home Economics, Ashiya College, Ashiya.

ABSTRACT
In this study, to estimate the current status of young women with menstrual disorders, the relation among dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation and premenstrual symptoms was investigated by a questionnaire. Subjects ranging from 18 to 20 years old were recruited from 522 female students at Ashiya College in Japan. The intensity of dysmenorrhea was classified into 3 grades (score 1, not requiring analgesic; score 2, painful, requiring analgesic; score 3, painful, not relieved by analgesic). All participants were further divided into subsequent groups as having premenstrual symptoms or not and those having regular or irregular menstruation. Dysmenorrhea scores in the students with premenstrual symptoms or irregular menstruation were significantly higher than those without these symptoms (1.66+/-0.66 vs 1.41+/-0.59; 1.62+/-0.68 vs 1.49+/-0.61, respectively). There was no significant relation in the incidence between premenstrual symptoms and irregular menstruation. These findings suggest that considerable numbers of young women with dysmenorrhea are associated with premenstrual symptoms.

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Body mass index (BMI). BMI scores in students with irregular menses were significantly higher than that in those with regular menses (A), while those with premenstrual symptoms (PMS) did not show significant differences (B). The error bars show standard deviation.
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Figure 3: Body mass index (BMI). BMI scores in students with irregular menses were significantly higher than that in those with regular menses (A), while those with premenstrual symptoms (PMS) did not show significant differences (B). The error bars show standard deviation.

Mentions: Students with irregular menstruation showed slightly, but significantly higher BMI scores compared with those of students with regular menstruation (Fig. 3A), while those with premenstrual symptoms did not show significant differences in BMI compared to that in those without symptoms (Fig. 3B).


Young Japanese college students with dysmenorrhea have high frequency of irregular menstruation and premenstrual symptoms.

Fujiwara T, Nakata R - Open Med Inform J (2007)

Body mass index (BMI). BMI scores in students with irregular menses were significantly higher than that in those with regular menses (A), while those with premenstrual symptoms (PMS) did not show significant differences (B). The error bars show standard deviation.
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Figure 3: Body mass index (BMI). BMI scores in students with irregular menses were significantly higher than that in those with regular menses (A), while those with premenstrual symptoms (PMS) did not show significant differences (B). The error bars show standard deviation.
Mentions: Students with irregular menstruation showed slightly, but significantly higher BMI scores compared with those of students with regular menstruation (Fig. 3A), while those with premenstrual symptoms did not show significant differences in BMI compared to that in those without symptoms (Fig. 3B).

Bottom Line: Subjects ranging from 18 to 20 years old were recruited from 522 female students at Ashiya College in Japan.The intensity of dysmenorrhea was classified into 3 grades (score 1, not requiring analgesic; score 2, painful, requiring analgesic; score 3, painful, not relieved by analgesic).These findings suggest that considerable numbers of young women with dysmenorrhea are associated with premenstrual symptoms.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Faculty of Home Economics, Ashiya College, Ashiya.

ABSTRACT
In this study, to estimate the current status of young women with menstrual disorders, the relation among dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation and premenstrual symptoms was investigated by a questionnaire. Subjects ranging from 18 to 20 years old were recruited from 522 female students at Ashiya College in Japan. The intensity of dysmenorrhea was classified into 3 grades (score 1, not requiring analgesic; score 2, painful, requiring analgesic; score 3, painful, not relieved by analgesic). All participants were further divided into subsequent groups as having premenstrual symptoms or not and those having regular or irregular menstruation. Dysmenorrhea scores in the students with premenstrual symptoms or irregular menstruation were significantly higher than those without these symptoms (1.66+/-0.66 vs 1.41+/-0.59; 1.62+/-0.68 vs 1.49+/-0.61, respectively). There was no significant relation in the incidence between premenstrual symptoms and irregular menstruation. These findings suggest that considerable numbers of young women with dysmenorrhea are associated with premenstrual symptoms.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus