Title

Level of knowledge and coping strategies of teenagers experiencing dysmenorrhea in Imus, Cavite

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Dysmenorrhea, Premenstrual Syndrome

Abstract

The study utilized the quantitative descriptive type of research design. The respondents of the study were 100 teenagers who were experiencing dysmenorrhea. Purposive and snowball sampling was used in selecting the respondents. A self-made questionnaire was used as instrument. Data was analysed using frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), t-test, and Chi-square test. Most of the respondents of the study consisted of teenagers who were experiencing dysmenorrhea, were 14-18 years old, had their menarche at the age 12-13 years old, elementary graduate, Catholic, have a nuclear type of family, and belong to the middle income class. The respondents have an average level of knowledge about dysmenorrhea. The coping strategies the respondents always employed whenever experiencing dysmenorrhea were taking bed rest, sleeping, eating nutritious food such as fruits and vegetables, and seeking advice from family members.

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