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NNJ. 2019; 8(4): 30-32

Stress experience during menstrual cycle among adolescent girls at selected schools, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh.

S. Krishnaveni, V.Jayanthi., A.Viji.


Abstract: - The menstrual period is one of the crucial periods in adolescent girls, the reported prevalence of about 20 to 40% shows that a significant group of adolescents may be affected by stress and related problems. Reports of stress during menstrual cycle among adolescents in Western Countries indicate prevalence ranging from 14-40%. Globally the prevalence of stress during menstrual cycle among adolescent girls has ranged from 15.8% to 89.5%. Stress related symptoms are the most common gynaecological problem among female adolescents with a prevalence of 60% to 93% in the United States. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the stress experience during menstrual cycle among adolescent girls at selected schools. Objectives: 1.To identify the stress level among adolescents girls during menstrual cycle. 2. To find the association between stress level in adolescent girls and selected socio demographic variables. Methods: Descriptive design was used and 100 adolescent girls were selected from Maharshi Vidyanikethan High School, Muddanur and Balavikas English Medium High School at Yerramukkapalli, Kadapa. Results: The findings concluded that girls 4(4%) had mild stress, 74(74%) had moderate stress and 22(22%) had severe stress during menstrual cycle.

Key words: Stress, Menstrual Cycle, Adolescents.

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