Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Health Related Quality of Life among Young Adult Females at Northern India: A Cross-Sectional Study

Pre-menstrual syndrome is a cyclic recurrence of distressing somatic and affective symptoms in the luteal phase of menstrual cycle. Emerging of these symptoms during young age can complicate their interpersonal relationship, social and educational performance in a negative way resulting in poor self-esteem and sense of dissatisfaction and inadequacy. The study was carried out to assess the prevalence of pre-menstrual syndrome among the young adult female students of AIIMS Rishikesh and their health related quality of life and also the correlation between the pre-menstrual syndrome and health related quality of life. In this a descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in College of Nursing,AIIMS Rishikesh on the students of B.Sc (Hons.) Nursing first year, second year, third year and fourth year. Total 235 subjects were selected by total enumerated sampling technique and data was collected by self-administer questionnaire. Data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result shown that mean age of subjects was 21 ± 1.65. Out of 235 subjects, 21% subjects had very severe, 27% severe, 35% moderate and 17% had mild PMS. Similarly out of total subjects 51% had very good followed by 29% excellent, 17% had good health related quality of life and only 3% had very poor health related quality of life. Moderately negative correlation (r=-0.63) was found between PMS and health related quality of life that shows with increase in score of PMS
health related quality of life decreases.


Priyanka Malhotra, Suresh Kumar Sharma, Ravinder Kaur, Urvashi and Vanshika

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