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Management of primary dysmenorrhea by school adolescents in ILE-IFE, Nigeria.
J Sch Nurs. 2010 Apr; 26(2):131-6.JS

Abstract

Dysmenorrhea is a problem that girls and women face and often manage themselves with or without support from health professionals. A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted among adolescents with dysmenorrhea (N = 150) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The aims of the study were to determine their knowledge of menstruation and primary dysmenorrhea, assess the severity of pain they experienced during an episode of primary dysmenorrhea, and determine the management strategies they adopted. A pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Findings revealed the adolescents had a knowledge deficit regarding menstruation and dysmenorrhea, 58% of respondents reported pain between face 4 and face 10 on the Faces Pain Scale and the majority used inappropriate methods to manage primary dysmenorrhea. School nurses are able to assist adolescents and their mothers in proper management of primary dysmenorrhea.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, West Africa.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19850951

Citation

Ogunfowokan, Adesola A., and Oluwayemisi A. Babatunde. "Management of Primary Dysmenorrhea By School Adolescents in ILE-IFE, Nigeria." The Journal of School Nursing : the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses, vol. 26, no. 2, 2010, pp. 131-6.
Ogunfowokan AA, Babatunde OA. Management of primary dysmenorrhea by school adolescents in ILE-IFE, Nigeria. J Sch Nurs. 2010;26(2):131-6.
Ogunfowokan, A. A., & Babatunde, O. A. (2010). Management of primary dysmenorrhea by school adolescents in ILE-IFE, Nigeria. The Journal of School Nursing : the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses, 26(2), 131-6. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840509349723
Ogunfowokan AA, Babatunde OA. Management of Primary Dysmenorrhea By School Adolescents in ILE-IFE, Nigeria. J Sch Nurs. 2010;26(2):131-6. PubMed PMID: 19850951.
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