Investigating the Age of Menarche, Dysmenorrhea and Menstrual Characteristics in High School Girl Students in Mashhad City in Year 2011

Kordi, Masoumeh and Mohamadirizi, Soheila and Shakeri, Mohamad Taghi (2012) Investigating the Age of Menarche, Dysmenorrhea and Menstrual Characteristics in High School Girl Students in Mashhad City in Year 2011. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 15 (33). pp. 10-18.

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Abstract

Introduction: The onset of menstruation is the most important developmental event of reproductive system in girls that is considered foundation for women's health care in reproductive age. The aim of this study was to evaluate the age of menarche, dysmenorrhea and menstrual characteristics in high school girl students. Methods: This descriptive-cross sectional study was performed on 407 high-school girl in Mashhad city in year 2011. Sampling was two-stage method. Study tools included: demographic/family/health behavioral questionnaire, 10 point visual analogue scale, Higham chart and menstrual characteristics questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 14 and descriptive tests including mean, standard deviation and frequency. P value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Mean age of menarche was 12.78±1.1 years with minimum age of 10 years and maximum age of 15 years. 227 girls (55.8) had dysmenorrhea that 12.3 of them had mild pain (scores 0-3), 60.4 had moderate pain (scores 4-7) and 27.3 had severe pain (scores 8-10). Also mean (±SD) of cycle duration was 6.8±1.6 days, length of period was 28.06±8.57 days and amount of bleeding was 131.3±1.13 cc. Conclusion: The prevalence of dysmenorrhea and some menstrual disorders is high in students while the age of menarche has dropped compared to previous studies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 15:45
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 15:45
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5480

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