Home    eJManager.com Add Your Journal   |    Follow on Twitter   |    Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Research



The Prevalence of Premenstruel Syndrome in Nursing / Midwifery Students and the Relationship Premenstruel Syndrome and Smoking Behavior

Didem Kaya, Zehra Gölbaşı.

Abstract
Aim: This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in nursing and midwifery students and the correlation between smoking behavior and the PMS. Methods: The sample of study consisted of 584 nursing and midwifery students (Nursing studens:334, midwifery students:250). There quired data were collected with Individual and Smoking Behavior Characteristics Form, Premenstrual Syndrome Scale (PMS) and Fagerstrom Nicotine Tolerance Test (FNTT). Data were evaluated with Chi-Square tests and Oneway Anova. Results: The average age of the students was 19.94±1.77. The average age of menarche 13.27±1.19 and of 53.6% of students have regular menstrual cycle. The prevalence of PMS was 33% in the study group. Compared to the prevalence of PMS according to smoking status, it was found significant difference. Prevalence of PMS is lowest (28.7%) in students who never smoke during their life, while this ratio is 52.9%. The average PMS score was 98.15±35.83. When the total and subscale average scores of PMS were examined according to smoking status, it was found that total and subscale average scores of PMS to be significantly lower than those currently smoking andex-smoking(p

Key words: Premenstrel Syndrome, smoking, nursing/midwifery university students


Full text links

Share this Article




ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Article Tools
Job Opportunities/Service Offers
eJManager OJMS
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Suggest a Journal
Publisher Login
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Service of eJManager LLC Publishing for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons