The purposes of this study were to determine the prevalence of perimenstrual symptoms among a randomly selected group of Italian women by using a standardized menstrual symptom instrument and to compare them with those from a census-based sample of free-living American women in the study by Woods et al. (Am J Public Health 1982;72:1257-64).
Italian menstrual symptom prevalence rates were obtained as part of a 1984 national health screening project using the Moos Menstrual Distress Questionnaire translated into Italian.
A total of 306 of the 426 randomly invited women between ages 20 and 49 years participated (71.8% participation rate).
After determination of ineligible participants (those who were postmenopausal, posthysterectomy, and pregnant), a total of 239 subjects were interviewed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prémenstruel syndrome, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Homme, Femelle, Etude transculturelle, Etude comparative, Italie, Europe, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Cycle menstruel pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Premenstrual syndrome, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Human, Female, Crosscultural study, Comparative study, Italy, Europe, United States, North America, America, Female genital diseases, Menstruation disorders
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Cote : 94-0200909
Code Inist : 002B20C01. Création : 199406.