A STUDY ON MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS AMONG UNMARRIED HOSTELERS –AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY (COMMUNITY BASED)
Keywords:Hostellers, Unmarried women, Menstrual problems, Lifestyle changes
Introduction: Menstruation is nothing but a normal vaginal bleeding that occurs in a cyclic manner. It follows from menarche to menopause. Even though it is a normal process it will affect their quality of life when several issues associate with their menstrual cycle. Objective: Menstruation is one of the fundamental phenomenons of normal reproductive function in a woman. The aim of this study is to address the menstrual problems faced during every menstrual cycle
among Bachelorette hostlers aged from 18 to 30. Material and Methods: A cross sectional study using a semi structured questionnaire was conducted in the ladies hostel nearby Tambaram Sanatorium.100 unmarried women aged from 18 to 30 were selected by purposive random sampling for the study after getting informed consent. Results: Among 100 participants, 88 of them have their regular menstrual cycle. In the account of 88 members, 62 are in the age group of 20- 24(p<0.04). Dysmenorrhoea is the major problem faced by 76 members. No. of study participants with clinical entities such as Hypothyroidism, Anemia and PCOS are 4,14,8 respectively. 77 of them are taking junk food. Conclusion:
This study states that dysmenorrhoea and anemia are more common menstruation related health problems among the hostellers. This may be because of their food habit and life style. This will affect their overall health. Healthy eating habits need to be promoted among the girls staying in hostel. Awareness should be created about their reproductive health.
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