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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150505
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Menstrual Cycle Self-Care Practices and Patterns of Thai Working Women
Abstract:
Menstrual Cycle Self-Care Practices and Patterns of Thai Working Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Huddleston, Donna, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Stone & Co., LLC
Title:Consultant
Co-Authors:Puangtip Chaiphibalsarisdi, PhD; Beverly J. McElmurry, EdD, FAAN; Chang Park, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose: In Thailand, 530 working women participated in exploring the relationship of menstrual cycle events and experiences, self care practices, and discomfort within that culture. Methods: Data were collected using the Menstrual Health Measurement (MHM) questionnaire developed by a Thai woman researcher. The women participants randomly selected from the personnel roster of a large factory in an urban area of Thailand ranged in age from 12-47 who had menstruated within the last month. All had completed mandatory education. Informed consent was obtained. SPSS 15, AMOS 7 and Latent Gold were used in data analysis. Results: Cycle length was 27.8 days with mean flow duration of 4.16 days. These working women continued the traditional self care protocols, including drinking warm water to promote menstrual health. Three distinct cluster groupings or menstrual cycle patterns were identified; income, children, and oral contraceptive use were significant variables in defining these groups. Discomfort was statistically significant (F=7.44, df=2, p=0.007) and the premenstrual self-care scores showed a marked difference among the three groups (F=5.93, df=2, p=0.003). Backache was the major discomfort during the premenstrual days and menstrual cramping was the major discomfort during the menstrual days. Conclusion: This study supports the hypothesis that self care practices modulate with menstrual cycle patterns and with discomfort. Also, traditional self-care practices are relevant to nursing assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation as many Thai women continue traditional self-care practices handed down from generation to generation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMenstrual Cycle Self-Care Practices and Patterns of Thai Working Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150505-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Menstrual Cycle Self-Care Practices and Patterns of Thai Working Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Huddleston, Donna, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Stone &amp; Co., LLC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Consultant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dhuddleston1@msn.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Puangtip Chaiphibalsarisdi, PhD; Beverly J. McElmurry, EdD, FAAN; Chang Park, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: In Thailand, 530 working women participated in exploring the relationship of menstrual cycle events and experiences, self care practices, and discomfort within that culture. Methods: Data were collected using the Menstrual Health Measurement (MHM) questionnaire developed by a Thai woman researcher. The women participants randomly selected from the personnel roster of a large factory in an urban area of Thailand ranged in age from 12-47 who had menstruated within the last month. All had completed mandatory education. Informed consent was obtained. SPSS 15, AMOS 7 and Latent Gold were used in data analysis. Results: Cycle length was 27.8 days with mean flow duration of 4.16 days. These working women continued the traditional self care protocols, including drinking warm water to promote menstrual health. Three distinct cluster groupings or menstrual cycle patterns were identified; income, children, and oral contraceptive use were significant variables in defining these groups. Discomfort was statistically significant (F=7.44, df=2, p=0.007) and the premenstrual self-care scores showed a marked difference among the three groups (F=5.93, df=2, p=0.003). Backache was the major discomfort during the premenstrual days and menstrual cramping was the major discomfort during the menstrual days. Conclusion: This study supports the hypothesis that self care practices modulate with menstrual cycle patterns and with discomfort. Also, traditional self-care practices are relevant to nursing assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation as many Thai women continue traditional self-care practices handed down from generation to generation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:34:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:34:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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