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Effect of Awareness Raising Educational Program on Nursing Students with Premenstrual Syndrome.
Authors: *Dr. Amina Mohamed Rashad El-Nemer, lecturer Maternity and Genecology Nursing dep. Faculty of Nursing, MansouraUniversity Hala Ahmad Thabet, Lecturer Maternity and Genecology Nursing dep. Faculty of Nursing,MansouraUniversity Samia Aboud, Lecturer Mater
Year: 2007
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Journal: المؤتمر الدولي العاشر لعلوم التمريض(جودة الرعاية التمريضية في كلية التمريض جامعة ألإسكندرية
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Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) associated with the premenstrual period have been blamed for a variety of negative behaviors varying from eating disorders to suicide. Many modalities have been reported to be effective in the treatment of PMS. However, evidence at present does not support any currently etiological model, nor does it support the therapeutic superiority of any prescribed treatment. In Egyptian culture, young ladies suffering in silence expecting that PMS is normal experience and that they have to go through without asking help. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of introducing awareness raising intervention program on PMS students' knowledge, self care practices and PMS symptomatology. The study was conducted at the Faculties of Nursing, MansouraUniversity and BanhaUniversity. A quasi experimental design was used in this study. The study sample involved 200 students suffered from PMS out of total number of 650 students in both sites, 100 students from each site. A structured interview questionnaire was used to collect data in three areas, included demographic characteristics, PMS according to Abrahams 1983 and general menstrual and PMS knowledge and self care practices to fulfill the study aim. An awareness raising program was developed and applied for the intervention group to evaluate its effects on PMS student’s symptoms and complain. All study students went through the pre test in both sites then there were one month follow up post test and three months follow up post test using the same questionnaire used in the pre test. The study revealed a significant improvement in students’ knowledge and self care practices regarding PMS symptomatology and consequently, decreases the symptoms and complication of PMS among students with PMS.The study concluded that the PMS awareness raising intervention program has a positive impact on student’s knowledge, life style and alleviating PMS symptomatology. Giving the findings of this study and similar studies, it seems that there is a need for further research and prolonged awareness raising program for a non university young girls and women with different cultural background aimed at alleviating women's suffering in silence and promote their health.

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