Effect of Perceived Stress on Menstruation among Adolescent Girls in a Selected College, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

  • J. Chrislinjebisha1, R. Vinitha1, S. Preethi1, S. Kasthuri1, K. Vanitha2
Keywords: Perceived stress, Menstruation, Adolescent girls

Abstract

Effect of Perceived Stress on Menstruation among Adolescent Girls in a Selected College, Kanchipuram
District, Tamil Nadu, India. The objectives were to assess the effect of perceived stress on menstruation
among adolescent girls in a selected college, Correlate between perceived stress and blood flow during
menstruation among adolescent girls, Associate between perceived stress on menstruation among adolescent
girls with their selected demographic variables, Associate between blood flow during menstruation among
adolescent girls with their selected demographic variables. The convenient sampling technique was used to
select 50 samples. The data were collected by using perceived stress scale and pictorial blood assessment
scale. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used. The
result showed that 12% of samples having low stress level, 80% of samples having moderate stress level
and 8% of samples having severe stress level and 16% of samples had low bleeding, 30% of samples
had normal flow and 54% of samples had severe flow. There was moderate positive correlation (r = 0.84)
between perceived stress and blood flow among adolescent girls. The demographic variables like menstrual
cycle periodicity (X2=1.78) stress level, (X2=3.87) blood flow and duration of menstrual flow (X2=4.32)
stress level, (X2=5.93) blood flow had significant association with stress and blood flow during menstruation
respectively.

Author Biography

J. Chrislinjebisha1, R. Vinitha1, S. Preethi1, S. Kasthuri1, K. Vanitha2

1B.Sc. Nursing IV Year Student, 2Guide, M.Sc. Nursing, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecological Nursing, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education,
Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
J. Chrislinjebisha1, R. Vinitha1, S. Preethi1, S. Kasthuri1, K. Vanitha2. (2020). Effect of Perceived Stress on Menstruation among Adolescent Girls in a Selected College, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 67-69. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1064