Premenstrual Syndrome and Spousal Social Support among Women in Isfahan City (Iran)

  •  Hajar Rezaee    
  •  Maryam Amidi Mazaheri    
  •  Fatemeh Sadrhashemi    


Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is one of the most common disorders in women known to cause impairment of daily function and relationships with others. This study was down to investigate the premenstrual syndrome, physical activity and spousal social support status among women in Isfahan city. This descriptive-analytical study was down in health centers of Isfahan city in Iran 2015. The study populations were 190 couples in reproductive age; symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and spousal social support information were collected by self-report questionnaires. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) criteria were used to diagnose PMS. Data were analyzed by SPSS20. According to the data 79.5% of women were diagnosed with premenstrual syndrome. Desirable spousal social support in premenstrual and during the period were obtained in 12.6% and 16.3% respectively. Considering the large number of women suffering from PMS and unfavorable situation of spousal social support, holding educational programs for women and men to deal better with this issue are recommended.

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