Volume 23, Issue 1 (5-2015)                   Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2015, 23(1): 63-73 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Shahid Beheshti University
2- Islumic Azad University of Arak
3- Mother and Child Care Research Center.Hamedan University of Medical Science , mahnaz.khatiban@gmail.com
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  Background: Premenstrual syndrome can affect people’s resilience and quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of awareness group training of premenstrual syndrome on resilience and quality of life in the female high school students.

  Methods: The present study was quasi-experimental with pre- and post-test with a control group. The study population was second grade high school girls randomly selected by cluster sampling from one class in two high schools in each of the 20 districts of Education Office in Tehran. Fifteen students with dysmenorrhea in each class were randomly assigned to the control or the experimental group. Students in the experimental group participated in 10 weekly 75-minute sessions of training. Data were collected at baseline and two months after the end of the sessions in the experimental group. The study tools were a demographic questionnaire, the diagnostic questionnaire of premenstrual syndrome (DQPS), Connor-Davidson resilience scale (CDRS), and 36-Item Short Form Survey Instrument (SF-36). Data were analyzed by t-test, paired t-test and Mann-Whitney in the SPSS version 16.0.

  Results : There was no statistical difference between control and experimental groups in their demographic characteristics (P>0.05). At baseline, the groups matched for mean scores of PMS, resilience and quality of life (P>0.05). However, at the post-test, only the students in the experimental group had an improvement in their mean scores of PMS (P<0.001), resilience (P<0.01) and quality of life (P<0.01).

  Conclusion: Training can enhance the mean scores of the adolescent’s PMS, resilience and quality of life.

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Type of Study: Systematic Review | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2015/03/11 | Accepted: 2015/06/6 | Published: 2015/06/24

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