Title

The relationship between the severity of dysmenorrhea and the level of physical activity among 16-25 year old female students of the different colleges in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

Date of Completion

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Dysmenorrhea, Premenstrual Syndrome, Exercise, Adolescents

Abstract

The study employed a cross-sectional design and multi-stage sampling was utilized. The study population was divided into clusters depending on the college or department they were under. Individual subjects were selected by random sampling. Two (2) self-administered questionnaire using standardized International Physical Activity Questionnaire was used to assess the independent variable, level of physical activity. On the other hand, the severity

of dysmenorrhea was assessed using the Wong-Baker Faces Pain Rating Scale. Chi-square was used for data analysis. The study concluded that the study did not support the hypothesis that there was a relationship between the level of physical activity and severity of dysmenorrhea among 16-25 year old female students from the different colleges of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. However, based on this study, there was an increasing prevalence of dysmenorrhea among female students, thus, the need for future studies in helping to reduce this growing problem may be beneficial for female students, as well as non-students, within the reproductive age group.

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