The Experience of Dysmenorrhea and Its Related Self-Care Behaviors Among Adolescent Girls

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335096
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Experience of Dysmenorrhea and Its Related Self-Care Behaviors Among Adolescent Girls
Other Titles:
Global Culturally Diverse Pediatric Concerns
Author(s):
Wong, Cho Lee; Lam, Lai Wah; Ip, Wan Yim
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Cho Lee Wong, RN, MSc (HlthCr), jojowong@cuhk.edu.hk; Lai Wah Lam, RN, BN, MPhil, PhD; Wan Yim Ip, RN, RM, BN, MPhil, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: To explore the experience and self-care behaviors among adolescent girls with dysmenorrhea in Hong Kong. Methods: This study had two phases - a survey in phase I and semi-structured interviews in phase II. This abstract presents phase II of the study. Based on the phase I results, purposive sampling was employed to recruit 24 adolescent girls with very high and very low levels of self-care behaviors using the Adolescent Dysmenorrhic Self-Care Scale. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the help of an interview guideline to understand adolescent girls' experience of dysmenorrhea and their self-care behaviors towards dysmenorrhea. All interviews were tape-recorded. Interview data were transcribed and analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results: Four categories were emerged: perceptions of dysmenorrhea, impact of dysmenorrhea, managing dysmenorrhea, and educational needs. The findings revealed that adolescent girls perceived dysmenorrhea as pain but normal. They experienced inability to concentrate on studies and change of family relationship during the painful days. Girls preferred to manage dysmenorrhea by lifestyle changes, seeking advice and endurance. Besides, girls also expressed their educational needs for dysmenorrhea self-care. Conclusion: Understanding self-care behaviors towards dysmenorrhea from adolescent girls' perspectives was important, as it could assist nurses in the development of culturally sensitive intervention to promote self-care behaviors of adolescent girls with dysmenorrhea.
Keywords:
Self-care behaviors; Adolescent girls; Dysmenorrhea
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14I03
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Experience of Dysmenorrhea and Its Related Self-Care Behaviors Among Adolescent Girlsen
dc.title.alternativeGlobal Culturally Diverse Pediatric Concernsen
dc.contributor.authorWong, Cho Leeen
dc.contributor.authorLam, Lai Wahen
dc.contributor.authorIp, Wan Yimen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsCho Lee Wong, RN, MSc (HlthCr), jojowong@cuhk.edu.hk; Lai Wah Lam, RN, BN, MPhil, PhD; Wan Yim Ip, RN, RM, BN, MPhil, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335096-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: To explore the experience and self-care behaviors among adolescent girls with dysmenorrhea in Hong Kong. Methods: This study had two phases - a survey in phase I and semi-structured interviews in phase II. This abstract presents phase II of the study. Based on the phase I results, purposive sampling was employed to recruit 24 adolescent girls with very high and very low levels of self-care behaviors using the Adolescent Dysmenorrhic Self-Care Scale. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the help of an interview guideline to understand adolescent girls' experience of dysmenorrhea and their self-care behaviors towards dysmenorrhea. All interviews were tape-recorded. Interview data were transcribed and analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results: Four categories were emerged: perceptions of dysmenorrhea, impact of dysmenorrhea, managing dysmenorrhea, and educational needs. The findings revealed that adolescent girls perceived dysmenorrhea as pain but normal. They experienced inability to concentrate on studies and change of family relationship during the painful days. Girls preferred to manage dysmenorrhea by lifestyle changes, seeking advice and endurance. Besides, girls also expressed their educational needs for dysmenorrhea self-care. Conclusion: Understanding self-care behaviors towards dysmenorrhea from adolescent girls' perspectives was important, as it could assist nurses in the development of culturally sensitive intervention to promote self-care behaviors of adolescent girls with dysmenorrhea.en
dc.subjectSelf-care behaviorsen
dc.subjectAdolescent girlsen
dc.subjectDysmenorrheaen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:44:07Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:44:07Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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