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  • Research Article   
  • Physiother Rehabil 2018, Vol 3(2): 158
  • DOI: 10.4172/2573-0312.1000158

Relationship between Nutrition (REAP), Exercise (VSAQ), and Stress on Premenstrual Syndrome Severity (PSST): Correlation, Cross-Section, Purposive Sample of 75 Females Ages 18-55

Walton LM1*, Machamer L2, Asumbrado RC2 and Behrens MA2
1Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2Department of Neuroscience, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, United Arab Emirates
*Corresponding Author : Walton LM, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Tel: +13159305144, Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Received Date: Mar 15, 2018 / Accepted Date: May 16, 2018 / Published Date: May 21, 2018

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if specific factors of exercise (type, intensity, frequency, and duration), nutritional intake, or perceived stress were able to predict the PMS symptom severity. This was a prospective, correlation, cross-sectional study, purposive sample of healthy females (N=75), ages 18-55 years of age. This study was approved by Andrews University IRB and voluntary informed consent was given prior to data collection. Factors of exercise were examined using the Veterans Specific Activity Questionnaire (VSAQ). Nutrition was examined using the Rapid Eating Assessment for Patients (REAP). PMS symptoms were measured using the Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool (PSST) on 75 women (N=75) (Mean=22.7 years). Multiple linear regression was used to analyze predictive ability of exercise intensity and nutrition on the severity of PMS symptom severity. No significant predictive relationship between VSAQ (exercise intensity) or nutritional intake scores and PMS severity was found. However, a significant relationship between perceived stress and PMS symptoms was reported for the sample (r=0.324, n=75, p<0.005). In conclusion, perceived stress levels were found to have a direct, significant correlation to PMS symptom severity. However, factors related to exercise and nutrition were not significant predictors of PMS symptom severity according to this research study. Future studies should focus on prospective, experimental studies to examine specific exercise and nutritional prescription, with sampling of cortisol levels during the menstrual cycle

Keywords: Nutrition; Exercise; PSST; Stress; Women’s health

Citation: Walton LM, Machamer L, Asumbrado RC, Behrens MA (2018) Relationship between Nutrition (REAP), Exercise (VSAQ), and Stress on Premenstrual Syndrome Severity (PSST): Correlation, Cross-Section, Purposive Sample of 75 Females Ages 18-55. Physiother Rehabil 3: 158. Doi: 10.4172/2573-0312.1000158

Copyright: © 2018 Walton LM, et al. 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.

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