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Morowatisharifabad M, Karimiankakolaki Z, Bokaei M, Fallahzadeh H, Gerayllo S, Farhmand A. Study of Knowledge and Practice of Men with Wives who Suffer From Premenstrual Syndrome about the Syndrome in Yazd City. TB. 2015; 14 (3) :95-110
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1682-en.html
ShahidSadoughi University of Medical Sciences
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Introduction: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) includes physical, psychological and emotional symptoms that occur during last days of premenstrual cycle and subside with the start of menstruation or during the first days of bleeding, so the study aimed determining knowledge and practice of men who their waives suffer from PMS about the syndrome in Yazd city. Methods: The descriptive-analytical study carried out on 240 young couples referred to Yazd Health Care Centers who were selected randomly and entered in the study voluntarily. The tools for data collection were Premenstrual Syndrome Screening Tool and a researcher-designed questionnaire for measuring men's knowledge and practice about the syndrome. A pilot study approved the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS18 software. In analyzing the data, statistical tests such as T-Test, ANOVA and correlation coefficient were used. Results: Mean score of men's knowledge about PMS which included their scores in awareness about the mental and physicals symptoms of PMS and strategies for reducing the symptoms was 26.51±7.40 out of 51and and their practice mean score was 23.01±5.20 out of 32.There was a significant relation between knowledge and practice (p=0.00).The less correct answerer to knowledge question was in turn to questions of suicide tendency, increased appetite and loose weight and the less reported practice was "calling to wife in premenstrual period and recalling her to have an snack". Conclusions:For achieving this important issuepresenting high quality education programs which may causes sustainable behavior change with an emphasize on issues such as symptoms of PMS including suicide tendency, self harm, increased appetite and strategies for loose weight and snack consumption is recommended.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/06/9 | Accepted: 2013/07/3 | Published: 2015/09/19

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