IR@KDU Repository

Study of Dysmenorrhoea and its Effects on Daily Activities and Self-Managing Techniques among Female Factory Workers in Piliyandala MOH Area, Sri Lanka 2017

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Madhuwanthi, TGMI
dc.contributor.author Kumari, MKK
dc.contributor.author Vithanagama, KN
dc.contributor.author Yashodha, UGG
dc.contributor.author Dissanayake, DMSS
dc.contributor.author Wijesiri, HSMSK
dc.contributor.author Balasuriya, A
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-22T18:14:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-22T18:14:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/2788
dc.description.abstract Dysmenorrhea is a common health problem among females because it has effects on physical, mental and social activities. This study was conducted among female factory workers in Piliyandala MOH area, Colombo, Sri Lanka aiming to identify the prevalence of dysmenorrhea and to determine self-managing techniques and association with daily activities. A community based, descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted. Convenience sampling method was used and data collection was conducted using a pre-tested self-administered structured questionnaire. Data were analysed using SPSS 23 version. Majority (95.2%) experienced painful menstruation. Dysmenorrhea was mild, moderate and severe in 40.6%, 29.5%, 28.1% respectively. From the pain experienced participants, majority used self-managing techniques but 19.4% have not used any technique. Paracetamol (53%) was the drug of choice for pain relief. Other commonly used methods were coffee (28.1%), hot water treatment (17.5%), rest (10.1%) and coriander water (7.4%). Mefenemic acid and Ibuprofen were used only by 2.3% and 2.2%. Majority stated poor knowledge and fear on pain killers as the reason for not using pain killers and responded that taking pain killers may cause infertility. Shyness (13.8%) was the common reason for not seeking health advices. Most of the participants reduced their activity level during menstrual period (75.6%). Majority answered “no absenteeism” (64.5%) due to menstrual pain and had bath during menstruation. Majority with dysmenorrhea did not visit doctors to have medical advices or medications and shyness was the common reason for it. Current findings indicate that there was an association between dysmenorrhea and working ability but there were no significant effects on absenteeism. Educating female factory workers on pain-relieving methods is extremely important to improve their productivity,working capacity and quality of life. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Dysmenorrhea en_US
dc.subject Self-Managing Techniques en_US
dc.subject Female Factory Workers en_US
dc.title Study of Dysmenorrhoea and its Effects on Daily Activities and Self-Managing Techniques among Female Factory Workers in Piliyandala MOH Area, Sri Lanka 2017 en_US
dc.type Article Full Text en_US
dc.identifier.journal KDU IRC en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 72 en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search IR@KDU


Browse

My Account