A Study on Relationship between Psychological Well-being and Menstrual-Associated Symptoms in Female University Students
female university student
Female-specific menstrual-associated symptoms are regarded as a factor to lower psychological well-being. The purpose of the current study was to clarify the relationship between psychologocal well-being and menstrual-associated symptoms. We conducted an anonymous survey using self-report questionnaires, in which the MOS 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey version1.2 （SF-36） and the Menstrual Distress Questionnaire （MDQ） were administered to 382 female university students in order to evaluate health-related quality of life and menstrual-associated symptoms respectively. Data from 311 subjects were analyzed to investigate the relationship between the two scales before, during and after menstruation and in strong and weak menstrual-associated symptoms groups. There were significant negative correlations between the SF-36 subscale ‘vitality’ and the MDQ subscale ‘negative affect’ before and during menstruation. In the strong menstrual-associated symptoms group, significant negative correlations were found between subscales of the SF-36 and the MDQ before, during and after menstruation, suggesting that psychological symptoms of menstrual-associated symptoms might influence their physical and psychological quality of life. We concludes that to examine coping methods in order to reduce psychological symptoms and to provide individualized education are necessary.
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