RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ABSENTEEISM AND DYSMENORRHEA OTHER ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES ATTENDING THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY.
Keywords:Key words: Absenteeism; Dysmenorrhea; University Students, Women’s Health , Reproductive Problems of Woman.
Introduction: These menstruation episodes amongst young women might be viewed as a
pertinent issue since they cause absenteeism and may have a detrimental impact on academic
performance. Awareness-building on the socioeconomic effects of absence is crucial. Aims and
objectives: Since dysmenorrhea affects women of reproductive age, it is a cause for concern for
the public. The focus of this research was to determine if menstrual periods or unpleasant
complaints such dysmenorrhea were present amongst normal undergraduates at Sindh Public
University and also how they affected absenteeism. Sample size and Material methods: A total
of 339 teenage students enrolled in the first year of study at the public university of Sindh from
September 2019 to December 2019 engaged in this cross-sectional investigation. Statistics on
socio-demographics, gynaecology, and noteworthy menstrual events were gathered by a
questionaire; the much more common of these was dysmenorrhea, which afflicted 95.3% of
students. Significant pain-related dysmenorrhea was detected in 25.7% of cases, followed by
medium and milder cases in 46% and 23.6% of cases. Absenteeism among students with period
pain was observed in 65% of cases, with moderate cases affecting 53% of students and having a
significant P value of 0.007. Nonetheless, it was shown that students with significant
dysmenorrhea and stomach pain that reached their legs were much more probable to miss class
(36%). Conclusion: These menstruation episodes amongst young women might be viewed as a
pertinent issue since they cause absenteeism and have a detrimental impact on their school
performance. It is crucial to create new menstrual experience-improving techniques and make
people aware of economical effects of absence.
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