alexa Menstrual problems in university students: an electronic mail survey.
Healthcare

Healthcare

Journal of Health Education Research & Development

Author(s): Anastasakis E, Kingman CE, Lee CA, Economides DL, Kadir RA

Abstract Share this page

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To establish the prevalence of menstrual-related problems among university students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire regarding gynecological, bleeding and family history was sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to all female students attending University College London (UCL). RESULTS: A total of 767 students aged 18-39 years replied; 71\% had a regular menstrual cycle. One in three (n = 264) had received some treatment for their menstrual periods (such as the combined oral contraceptive pill or simple analgesia). Those with heavy or painful periods were more likely to feel that their menstrual problems had a substantial impact on their academic and social life; however, even among those with light periods, one in every four females felt that their life was considerably affected. CONCLUSION: A considerable prevalence of menstrual-related problems was demonstrated among this young healthy population. Additionally, the use of e-mail could present potential benefits as a research medium for this kind of study.
This article was published in In Vivo and referenced in Journal of Health Education Research & Development

Relevant Expert PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 2nd World Congress on Health Economics Policy and Outcomes Research
    June 29-30, 2017 Madrid, Spain
  • 10th World Congress on Healthcare & Technologies
    July 17-18, 2017 Lisbon, Portugal

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords