Volume 18, Issue 71 (10-2009)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2009, 18(71): 26-34 | Back to browse issues page

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Mirblouk F, Sharami S, Faraji R. Association of Some Working Factors and Menstrual Function among Nurses . jour guilan uni med sci. 2009; 18 (71) :26-34
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Guilan University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract Introduction: A regular menstrual cycle is the result of regular feedback systems, involving the hypothalamus, anterior pituitary and ovaries. Some factors including age, smoking, weight, exercise, race, psychotic condition, work-time hours, work stress, life satisfaction, menarche age, education, marital status and diet may affect menstrua1 function. Objective: Association of menstrual function with working factors among nurses. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-section survey among nurses of Poursina, Razi, Heshmat Hospitals. 330 questionnaires were given them. It was include of menstrual function (such as: menstrual cycle length, bleeding days, regularity of menstrual cycle, dysmenorrhea) and some working factors (such as: work hours, shift work, working place). Questionnaires were collected in two consequentive months, and then the data were analyzed by SPSS 14 ANNOVA and Chi-square test. Results: 307 questionnaires filled, 259 nurses had dysmenorrheal (86.04%), 51 abnormal bleeding days (17%).59abnormal cycle length (19.6%) and 60 irregular cycle (19.9%) in our study work –time hours was associated with dysmenorrhea (p=0.004), working place and shift work with bleeding day (p=0.001), and other factors were not associated. Conclusion: Dysmenorrhea and bleeding days were influenced by some factors such as work hours, work place and shift work.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/11/19 | Accepted: 2013/11/19 | Published: 2013/11/19

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