Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 12

Prevalence, Pattern and Impact of Menstrual Ailments among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University Students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abyat N Alotaibi1, Aljawharah A Alkadi1, Aliah H Alanazi1, Ashwag A Altilas1 and Lamiaa A Fiala2,3*

1Graduates, Epidemiology program, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3Department of Public Health, Community, Environment and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Lamiaa A Fiala, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Department of Public Health, Community, Environment and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt.

Received: October 25,2021; Published: November 19, 2021

Abstract

Background: Menstruation is an essential change experienced by every female. The length of menstrual cycle varies from 21 to 35 days. Some females may experience problems that affect the normal cycle of menstruation referred to as menstrual ailments, which may range from heavy, painful periods to no periods at all. Among gynecological illnesses, the problems related to menstruation are the greatest common, affecting not only the female’s quality of life but also their families, public and general economics. This study aims to determine the prevalence of and impact of menstrual ailments among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University students.

Methods: A cross-sectional study started in January 2021 to April 2021 among 518 female students. Multistage technique was used to recruit students from health and non-health colleges. Data designed to determine prevalence, pattern, and impact of menstrual ailments among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University.

Results: The results showed high prevalence of menstrual ailments among participant, the highest prevalence was pre-menstrual syndrome (28%) and dysmenorrhea (25%). According to the impact, 38% of participants stated that they miss home activities, and 31% stated getting a sick leave due to menstrual ailments.

Keywords: Menstrual Cycle; Ailments; Female Students; Pattern; Prevalence; Impact; Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University

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Citation

Citation: Lamiaa A Fiala., et al. “Prevalence, Pattern and Impact of Menstrual Ailments among Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University Students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabiass”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.12 (2021): 142-147.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Lamiaa A Fiala., 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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