:: Volume 13, Issue 10 (December 2019) ::
Qom Univ Med Sci J 2019, 13(10): 72-80 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence and Severity of Premenstrual Syndrome and Its Relationship with Psychological Well-Being in Students of Qom University of Medical Sciences, (Iran)
Seyed Reza SeyedTabaee1 , Parvin Rahmatinejad 2, Kosar Feridooni3
1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Qom University of Medical Sciences
2- Forghani Hospital Research Development Committee, Qom University of Medical Sciences , rahmatinejadp@yahoo.com
3- Faculty of Medicine, Qom University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (565 Views)
Background and Objectives: Premenstrual syndrome is defined as a group of physical and psychological symptom, which happens during luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Researches have indicated that premenstrual syndrome has significant effects on mental health and well-being of women. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and severity of premenstrual syndrome and its relationship with psychological well-being in the students of Qom University of Medical Sciences.
 
Methods: In this descriptive–correlational study, a total number of 226 female students of Qom University of Medical Sciences, were selected using convenience sampling method during 2017-2018. The participants were asked to respond to the Premenstrual Syndrome Scale, Ryff Psychological Well-Being Scale, and demographic checklist. Data were analyzed using descriptive, correlation, and multivariate regression statistical techniques.
 
Results: In this research, 37% of the students reported mild symptoms, 49.8% moderate symptoms, and 13.2% severe symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Pearson correlation coefficient test also showed that symptom severity had a significant correlation with psychological well-being (p<0.01), which could predict 11% of psychological well-being variance.
 
Conclusion: The results of the current study revealed that premenstrual syndrome has a high prevalence in female students. Moreover, premenstrual syndrome is an appropriate predictor of psychological well-being in female students.
 
Keywords: Premenstrual syndrome, Mental Health, Prevalence, Students, Qom, Iran.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2019/09/28 | Accepted: 2020/01/4



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