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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304222
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Dysmenorrhea and Related Factors in Taiwanese Adolescent Girls
Author(s):
Lu, I-Chen; Dormire, Sharon
Author Details:
I-Chen Lu, PhD, RN, luichen2006@yahoo.com.tw; Sharon Dormire, RN, CNS, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:  Dysmenorrhea is common in female adolescents in Taiwan affecting symptomatic adolescents’ life and activities. However, factors related to dysmenorrhea have not been clearly explored. The purposes of this study were to: 1) describe the perceived dysmenorrhea pain symptom experience (SE), related self-care strategies (SCS), and perceived effectiveness of self-care strategies (PESS); and 2) to explore the relationships between SE, SCS, PESS, and contextual factors in Taiwanese adolescents.

Methods:  The conceptual framework, based on the revised Symptom Management Model, was developed and guided this correlational study. A nonprobability sample of 165 adolescent participants was recruited from a technology university located in southern Taiwan. All participants and their parents completed the consent forms and the questionnaires. Data were collected using a demographic and health-related questionnaire, the Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire, the Adolescent Dysmenorrhea Self-Care Scale, the Perceived Effectiveness of Self-care Strategies Questionnaire, and the Mother’s Perceived Support for Self-care Strategies Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistical techniques, ANOVA and Pearson’s correlations, and multiple regression analysis.

Results:  The findings showed the prevalence of dysmenorrhea was 87.3%. Around 82.4% of participants reported dysmenorrhea had influenced their daily activity, and 12.7% of participants reported school absenteeism because of dysmenorrhea. Most of participants used self–care strategies for dysmenorrhea including avoiding cold food or drinks, drinking brown sugar and ginger soup, etc. Age, age of the first period, total menstrual years, eating cold food or drinks, self-care strategies, and mother’s perceived support of self-care strategies were significantly related to the log of symptom experience of dysmenorrhea. Total menstrual years and self-care strategies were identified as significant predictors of dysmenorrhea.  

Conclusion:  The findings supported the existence of relationships between self-care strategies and perceived effectiveness of self-care strategies. Future research should be conducted to design interventions reduce the pain associated with dysmenorrhea for this population.

Keywords:
symptom management; dysmenorrhea; Taiwanese adolescent girls
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDysmenorrhea and Related Factors in Taiwanese Adolescent Girlsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLu, I-Chenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDormire, Sharonen_GB
dc.author.detailsI-Chen Lu, PhD, RN, luichen2006@yahoo.com.tw; Sharon Dormire, RN, CNS, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304222-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><strong><b>Purpose: </b></strong> Dysmenorrhea is common in female adolescents in Taiwan affecting symptomatic adolescents’ life and activities. However, factors related to dysmenorrhea have not been clearly explored. The purposes of this study were to: 1) describe the perceived dysmenorrhea pain symptom experience (SE), related self-care strategies (SCS), and perceived effectiveness of self-care strategies (PESS); and 2) to explore the relationships between SE, SCS, PESS, and contextual factors in Taiwanese adolescents. <p><strong><b>Methods: </b></strong> The conceptual framework, based on the revised Symptom Management Model, was developed and guided this correlational study. A nonprobability sample of 165 adolescent participants was recruited from a technology university located in southern Taiwan. All participants and their parents completed the consent forms and the questionnaires. Data were collected using a demographic and health-related questionnaire, the Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire, the Adolescent Dysmenorrhea Self-Care Scale, the Perceived Effectiveness of Self-care Strategies Questionnaire, and the Mother’s Perceived Support for Self-care Strategies Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistical techniques, ANOVA and Pearson’s correlations, and multiple regression analysis. <p><strong><b>Results: </b></strong> The findings showed the prevalence of dysmenorrhea was 87.3%. Around 82.4% of participants reported dysmenorrhea had influenced their daily activity, and 12.7% of participants reported school absenteeism because of dysmenorrhea. Most of participants used self–care strategies for dysmenorrhea including avoiding cold food or drinks, drinking brown sugar and ginger soup, etc. Age, age of the first period, total menstrual years, eating cold food or drinks, self-care strategies, and mother’s perceived support of self-care strategies were significantly related to the log of symptom experience of dysmenorrhea. Total menstrual years and self-care strategies were identified as significant predictors of dysmenorrhea.   <p><strong><b>Conclusion: </b></strong> The findings supported the existence of relationships between self-care strategies and perceived effectiveness of self-care strategies. Future research should be conducted to design interventions reduce the pain associated with dysmenorrhea for this population.en_GB
dc.subjectsymptom managementen_GB
dc.subjectdysmenorrheaen_GB
dc.subjectTaiwanese adolescent girlsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:31:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:31:30Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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