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The Relation between sleep quality and primary dysmenorrhea Students University of medical sciences Shahroud

Mazlomeh Hamzekhani, Sedighe Jamali Gandomani, Zeinab Tavakol, Mahdie Kiani


Background & Aims: Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common illnesses in women and its outbreak has varied in various studies. Some women, shortly before or at the onset of the menstrual period, experience frequent and overt bouts and change behavioral patterns and overeating. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between dysmenorrhea and sleep quality. Material & Methods: This study cross-sectional study, On the 300 student’s university Medical Sciences Shahroud data was collected by classified random. Questionnaire on demographic information, dysmenorrhea and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) standard completed by students. Data were analyzed using SPSS. 18. Findings: Results indicated the group have severe menstrual pain, poor sleep quality scores than the other groups. Mean score sleep quality in the students who used the pain medication were significantly higher, Also score the quality of sleep in patients with a family history of dysmenorrhea and excessive bleeding was significantly higher (P≤0.05). Conclusion: Considering the relationship between dysmenorrhea and sleep quality among students, Poor sleep quality was significantly associated with the physical and emotional complications and negatively effect on student academic performance. Is necessary appropriate measures reduce the severity of dysmenorrhea.

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