Premenstrual Syndrome and Associated Factors among Health Care Professionals: A Cross-sectional Study VC16-VC19
Dr. Poonam Bharti,
Guru Nanak Colony, Street Number 6, House Number 73, Opp Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab, India.
Introduction: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is the combination of physical, emotional, physiological and psychological symptoms felt by females after ovulation of each menstrual cycle which may affect the quality of life of the professionals.
Aim: To assess the quality of life among Health Care Professionals (HCP) during PMS.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross sectional descriptive study conducted at MMIMSR, Mullana to assess the quality of life among HCPs during premenstrual period. Total 493 subjects were enrolled out of 520 after excluding those who didnâ€™t participate in the study. Subjects were assessed on three scales- Socio demographic Performa, Premenstrual Symptoms Scale (PMSS), Quality of Life (QoL-10). The results were computed with descriptive statistical methods (frequency tables, ANOVA) using SPSS 20 version (IBM Inc Chicago) software.
Results: Out of 493 subjects 253 had PMS. The parameters which showed significant association with QoL were age (<0.001), occupation (<0.001), marital status (<0.001), regularity of cycles (0.02), as well as with the severity (<0.001) of PMS.
Conclusion: The study outcome showed that QoL is directly affected in Healthcare Professional (HCP) with increase in the severity score on PMS symptoms scale. The QoL is also affected with other related socio demographic variables. Proper actions shall be taken to increase the awareness among the women regarding the quality of life during PMS. Proper pharmacological and psychological treatment should be taken which will improve their quality of life.