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Prevalence and predictors of dysmenorrhea among students at a university in Turkey.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 Oct; 107(1):39-43.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the prevalence of dysmenorrhea among Turkish university students and to evaluate the effects of sociodemographic characteristics on the condition.

METHOD

A cross-sectional survey of 857 students conducted by questionnaire in April 2007 at a university in Turkey. A visual analogue scale was used to assess the severity of dysmenorrhea. Data were analyzed using the chi(2) test and logistic regression analysis.

RESULTS

The prevalence of dysmenorrhea was 55.5% (444 out of 800 women). Risk of dysmenorrhea was approximately 1.5-times higher in women with a satisfactory spending allowance (OR 1.49; 95% CI, 1.05-2.13); 3.5-times higher in women with a family history of dysmenorrhea (OR 3.48; 95% CI, 2.54-4.78); 1.5-times higher in women who were underweight compared with overweight/obese women (OR 1.52; 95% CI 0.99-2.33); 1.6-times higher in women who reported a history of smoking (OR 1.57; 95% CI, 1.10-2.25); and 1.8-times higher in women with an excessive sugar intake (OR 1.77; 95% CI, 1.15-2.72).

CONCLUSION

The high prevalence of dysmenorrhea among Turkish university students is a significant health problem that requires attention.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Eskisehir Osmangazi University Nursing College, Meselik-Eskisehir, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19539288

Citation

Ozerdogan, Nebahat, et al. "Prevalence and Predictors of Dysmenorrhea Among Students at a University in Turkey." International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, vol. 107, no. 1, 2009, pp. 39-43.
Ozerdogan N, Sayiner D, Ayranci U, et al. Prevalence and predictors of dysmenorrhea among students at a university in Turkey. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009;107(1):39-43.
Ozerdogan, N., Sayiner, D., Ayranci, U., Unsal, A., & Giray, S. (2009). Prevalence and predictors of dysmenorrhea among students at a university in Turkey. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 107(1), 39-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijgo.2009.05.010
Ozerdogan N, et al. Prevalence and Predictors of Dysmenorrhea Among Students at a University in Turkey. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009;107(1):39-43. PubMed PMID: 19539288.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence and predictors of dysmenorrhea among students at a university in Turkey. AU - Ozerdogan,Nebahat, AU - Sayiner,Deniz, AU - Ayranci,Unal, AU - Unsal,Alaettin, AU - Giray,Sevgi, Y1 - 2009/06/17/ PY - 2009/01/26/received PY - 2009/04/07/revised PY - 2009/05/12/accepted PY - 2009/6/23/entrez PY - 2009/6/23/pubmed PY - 2009/12/22/medline SP - 39 EP - 43 JF - International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics JO - Int J Gynaecol Obstet VL - 107 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of dysmenorrhea among Turkish university students and to evaluate the effects of sociodemographic characteristics on the condition. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey of 857 students conducted by questionnaire in April 2007 at a university in Turkey. A visual analogue scale was used to assess the severity of dysmenorrhea. Data were analyzed using the chi(2) test and logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: The prevalence of dysmenorrhea was 55.5% (444 out of 800 women). Risk of dysmenorrhea was approximately 1.5-times higher in women with a satisfactory spending allowance (OR 1.49; 95% CI, 1.05-2.13); 3.5-times higher in women with a family history of dysmenorrhea (OR 3.48; 95% CI, 2.54-4.78); 1.5-times higher in women who were underweight compared with overweight/obese women (OR 1.52; 95% CI 0.99-2.33); 1.6-times higher in women who reported a history of smoking (OR 1.57; 95% CI, 1.10-2.25); and 1.8-times higher in women with an excessive sugar intake (OR 1.77; 95% CI, 1.15-2.72). CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of dysmenorrhea among Turkish university students is a significant health problem that requires attention. SN - 1879-3479 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19539288/Prevalence_and_predictors_of_dysmenorrhea_among_students_at_a_university_in_Turkey_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0020-7292(09)00263-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -