J Korean Soc Matern Child Health.  2018 Jan;22(1):17-24. 10.21896/jksmch.2018.22.1.17.

Influence of Type D Personality, Dietary Assessment and Increase Exposure Toward Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on the Dysmenorrhea

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Kongju National University, Korea. k67651471@gmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was performed to identify the factors that influence dysmenorrhea.
METHODS
In this study, 205 female participants were enrolled. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire that included scales to assess general characteristics, personality type, dietary assessment, eincrease exposure toward endocrine disrupting chemicals, and the occurrence of dysmenorrhea. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVA, Pearson's correlational coefficient, and stepwise multiple regression, using the SPSS/WIN 21.0 program.
RESULTS
The average score for dysmenorrhea was 85.04±32.69 points. The percentage of participants belonging to the Type D Personality group was 21.0%. Type D Personality (r=0.473, p < 0.001) and increase exposure toward endocrine disrupting chemicals (r=0.532, p < 0.001) correlated moderately with the level of dysmenorrhea. The correlation between the degree of dietary assessment and the level of dysmenorrhea was weakly negative (r=−0.170, p < 0.05). The most powerful predictor of dysmenorrhea was personality type (β=0.37, p < 0.001). A combination of the following factors accounted for 27.3% of the variance in dysmenorrhea: menstrual amount, menstrual regulation, occupation, and marital status.
CONCLUSIONS
The results indicate that when nursing assessments and interventions are performed for women with dysmenorrhea, it is necessary for nurses to take into account the personality type of the patient.

Keyword

type D personality; dysmenorrhea

MeSH Terms

Dysmenorrhea*
Endocrine Disruptors*
Female
Humans
Marital Status
Nursing Assessment
Occupations
Type D Personality*
Weights and Measures
Endocrine Disruptors
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