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Awareness, Attitude and Performance of Men Regarding Premenstrual Syndrome
Soheila Rabiepoor1, Atefeh Yas2
1Reproductive Health Research Center & Midwifery Department, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2Nursing & midwifery faculty, Urmia University of Medical Sciences. Student Research Committee of Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia,Iran


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Keywords : Awareness, Attitude, Performance, Premenstrual syndrome, Men
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Abstract

Objectives: Premenstrual syndrome(PMS) is among a standout amongst the most widely recognized disarranges ladies among of childbearing age and includes a set of physical and mental side effects. It can affect the relationship between couples. The purpose of this study was determining awareness, attitude, and performance of men regarding premenstrual syndrome.

Materials and Methods: As a cross-sectional study, it targeted a sample of 150 men from Urmia. To gather data, awareness and performance questionnaire (Morowati-sharifabad, 2013) and a researcher-made attitude questionnaire were employed. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS19 software as well as descriptive statistics, t-test, and Pearson tests.

Results: Twenty-two percent of the wives of the surveyed men had PMS and during the premenstrual stage, they had experienced most of the emotional symptoms (84%) and fluid retention (60.7%) . the average rating of awareness, attitude, and performance of men regarding premenstrual syndrome were 24.2±4.45, 23.93±5.35, and 43.10±5.23, respectively. Men whose partners had PMS recorded a higher awareness and performance scores while getting lower than average scores regarding attitude. Thus, the difference in attitude between the two groups was statistically significant (p=0.04). Besides, there was a significant relationship between awareness and attitude with the performance of men compared to each other (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Men with wives who had premenstrual syndrome recorded a higher awareness and performance scores while they got lower than average scores regarding attitude in comparison with the ones whose wives did not suffer from PMS. In addition, there was a significant relationship between and among awareness, attitude, and performance of men concerning premenstrual syndrome of their wives.

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