Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 4

Role of Anthropometric Indices in the Appearance of Premenstrual Syndrome in College Students

Namrata Vaishampayan1* and Y Lavanya Sneha2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Practice of Medicine, MNR Homoeopathic College and Hospital, Telangana, India
2IVBHMS, MNR Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author: Namrata Vaishampayan, Assistant Professor, Department of Practice of Medicine, MNR Homoeopathic College and Hospital, Telangana, India.

Received: February 16, 2022; Published: March 25, 2022


Background: Menstrual cycle is usually a cyclical process in the reproductive stage of a woman. In the luteal phase of menstrual cycle, large number of symptoms appear and end as soon as the menses start, called as premenstrual syndrome. These symptoms last for 7-10 days of menstrual cycle and are not associated with any organic lesions in the pelvic cavity but disturb the daily activity of women. The aim of this study is to find out whether there is any role of anthropometric indices in appearance of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in college going students.

Materials and Methods: A total of 60 participants have been selected in the age group of 17-22 years and they have been given with Daily record of severity of problem (DRSP) questionnaire and asked to record their symptoms for 3 consecutive menstrual cycles and then the anthropometric indices like height, weight, BMI, arm circumference, waist circumference, hip circumference, waist to hip ratio, waist to height ratio were measured. The statistical analysis was derived by using SPSS software. Mann Whitney’s test was performed to assess the role of anthropometric indices in appearance of premenstrual syndrome.

Results: After the analysis of DRSP questionnaire it was observed that the prevalence of PMS in the given sample is 0.2166. The p values of anthropometric indices are not significant.

Conclusion: PMS is one of the common disorders among female students in the age group of 17-22 years, having prevalence of 0.2166.After the study was completed it was found out that there is no significant relation between PMS and anthropometric indices.

Keywords: Premenstrual Syndrome; Anthropometric Indices; DRSP


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Citation: Namrata Vaishampayan and Y Lavanya Sneha. “Role of Anthropometric Indices in the Appearance of Premenstrual Syndrome in College Students". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.4 (2022): 24-31.


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