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Dismenorreia em adolescentes e jovens adultas: prevalência, factores associados e limitações na vida diária.

By Ana Cláudia Rodrigues, Sónia Gala, Ângela Neves, Conceição Pinto, Cláudia Meirelles, Cristina Frutuoso and Maria Elisete Vítor

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To determine the prevalence of dysmenorrhea, limitations in daily living and health care use due to menstrual pain.Observational transversal study of 274 adolescents and young adults (age ≤ 26) who had menstruated in the six months prior to the study, assisted at a Primary Health Care Center. Data were obtained by a 24-item anonymous questionnaire, which included questions about socio-demographic variables, menstrual cycle, presence, duration, severity, treatment and limitations of dysmenorrhea.One hundred and seventy-two (62.8%) subjects experienced menstrual pain. Of these, 65.7% reported having limitations in their daily activities due to dysmenorrhea. The prevalence of limitations in daily living was influenced by the presence of additional symptoms (r=0.331; pTo determine the prevalence of dysmenorrhea, limitations in daily living and health care use due to menstrual pain.Observational transversal study of 274 adolescents and young adults (age ≤ 26) who had menstruated in the six months prior to the study, assisted at a Primary Health Care Center. Data were obtained by a 24-item anonymous questionnaire, which included questions about socio-demographic variables, menstrual cycle, presence, duration, severity, treatment and limitations of dysmenorrhea.One hundred and seventy-two (62.8%) subjects experienced menstrual pain. Of these, 65.7% reported having limitations in their daily activities due to dysmenorrhea. The prevalence of limitations in daily living was influenced by the presence of additional symptoms (r=0.331;

Publisher: Ordem dos Médicos
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:ojs.www.actamedicaportuguesa.com:article/1477
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