Background: Premenstrual syndrome is the most common of gynecologic complaints. It affects half of all female adolescents today and represents the leading cause of periodic college/school absenteeism among that population. Objective: To assess the effectiveness of valerian tea on Premenstrual syndrome among adolescents.
Design: A one group pre test and post test Pre experimental design was adopted for the study. Setting: Seventh Day Adventists School, Erode.
Participants: 30 adolescent girls with Premenstrual syndrome fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by convenient sampling.
Methods: A pre test was conducted by using premenstrual symptoms assessment scale. Immediately after pre test 100ml valerian tea was given two times a day for 7 days and again post test was conducted to assess the effectiveness of valerian tea. Collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: In pre test, the mean score of the sample was 72.12 (SD= 8.74)) and the post test mean score was 40.21 (SD = 6.72) with Pairedâ€˜t â€˜value of 21.02.This showed that the valerian tea was effective in enhancing the practice of the sample regarding Premenstrual syndrome. There was a statistically no significant association found between the post test scores of the sample with their demographic variables.
Conclusion: The findings imply the need for educating adolescent girls on effective management of Premenstrual syndrome. Valerian decreased premenstrual symptoms, which it might be attributed to its antispasmodic effect.
Effectiveness, Valerian, Premenstrual syndrome, adolescents.