Relationship between premenstrual symptoms and dysmenorrhea in Japanese high school students

Mari Kitamura, Takashi Takeda, Shoko Koga, Satoru Nagase, Nobuo Yaegashi

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Abstract

To determine the relationship between premenstrual symptoms and dysmenorrhea among Japanese adolescent girls, a total of 1,431 high school students were assessed. Of them, 11.3% were classified with "moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS)" and 3.2% with "premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)." Eighty-five percent of the girls had dysmenorrhea. The rates of prevalence of PMDD and moderate to severe PMS were increased according to the severity of dysmenorrhea (rs=0.479), showing a correlation between the severity of PMS/PMDD and dysmenorrhea in adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr

Keywords

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • High school students
  • Japanese women
  • PMDD
  • PMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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