Impact of Dysmenorrhea on Quality of Life of Adolescent Girls of Chandigarh
Alka Ahuja*, Manoj Kumar Sharma and Amarjeet Singh
Department of Public Health, Centre for Public Health (U.I.E.A.S.T) Near UIAMS, South Campus, Punjab University, Chandigarh, UT-160014, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alka Ahuja
Department of public health
Centre for Public Health (U.I.E.A.S.T) Near UIAMS
South Campus, Punjab University
Chandigarh, UT-160014, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 14, 2016; Accepted Date: May 17, 2016; Published Date: May 24, 2016
Citation: Ahuja A,sharma MK, Singh A (2016) Impact of Dysmenorrhea on Quality of Life of Adolescent Girls of Chandigarh. J Child Adolesc Behav 4:295. doi:10.4172/2375-4494.1000295
Copyright: © 2016 Ahuja A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: A study was conducted to ascertain the impact of dysmenorrhea on quality life of adolescent girls of Chandigarh. Methods: Multistage stratified sampling was done and 5 sectors, 5 villages, 5 slums were selected by lottery method. Then from each area 20 respondents were selected by simple random sampling. A Self-designed interview schedule was used to collect data from 300 Adolescent girls (11-18 years) of Chandigarh during January-May 2012. Demographic & family profile, Menstrual history, symptoms of dysmenorrhea, effect of pain on daily activities, Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used to document severity of pain. Results: Majority of girls 184 (61.33%) reported dysmenorrhea. Some of the girls 50 (27%) told that it interfered with their tolerance to stand for long periods whereas one fourth 45 (24.45%) girls said that dysmenorrhea interfered with going to school/office. VAS scale showed that 271 (90.34%) of the girls felt unhappy during menstruation. Conclusion: Dysmenorrhea profoundly affected the Quality of life of adolescent girls.