Ayesha Batool, Shoaib Waqas, Zainab Hassan, Maira Pervez, Muhammad Tariq

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Association of Menstrual Problems and Psycological Stress in Young Medical Students

Ayesha Batool, Shoaib Waqas, Zainab Hassan, Maira Pervez, Muhammad Tariq



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To see if there was a link between menstruation issues and psychological stress among young medical students.

Methods: A non-probability convenient sampling method was used to conduct an observational (cross-sectional) study on a sample of 180 university-bound students. Students were assessed for menstrual regularity associating with psychological stress by using Perceived Stress Scale in different universities of Lahore.

Results: The study included approximately 92% of females with a regular menstrual cycle and 8% of females with an irregular menstrual cycle.While among irregular menstrual cycles, 5 had high levels of stress, 7 had moderate levels of stress, and 3 had mild levels of stress. The normal menstrual cycle group had 40 females with high levels of stress, 121 females with moderate levels of stress, and four females with low levels of stress.

Conclusion: Although fewer students suffered from menstruation difficulties, the majority of them, including those who did not, experienced psychological stress.

Keywords: Menstrual disorders, dysmenorrheal, abnormal menstrual cycle, stress



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