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The Relationship Between Premenstrual Syndrome and Mental Health Variables in Adolescents
The Relationship Between Premenstrual Syndrome and Mental Health Variables in Adolescents

Author(s): Gülgün Uzunoğlu, Zekeriya Deniz Aktan
Subject(s): Clinical psychology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Cukurova Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Psikiyatri Anabilim Dalı
Keywords: premenstrual syndrome; depression; quality of life; anger;

Summary/Abstract: Premenstrual syndrome is a frequently encountered psychological and physiological disorder in adolescents between 15 and 18 years of age. The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship of premenstrual syndrome with quality of life, level of anger and depression. One hundred fifty-six female high school students were recruited for the study. All completed sociodemographic form, Premenstrual Syndrome Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, Quality of Life Scale for Children (Adolescent Form) and The State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory. Results indicated that whilst the severity of premenstrual syndrome increases, depression and level of anger significantly increase, however, quality of life decreases. The partial mediation effect of depression and anger on the relationship between quality of life and premenstrual syndrome were found to be significant when examined separately. Moreover, anger had a significant partial mediation effect on the relationship between depression and premenstrual syndrome. In conclusion, in the treatment of individuals with premenstrual syndrome, the dimensions of depression, anger and quality of life should be controlled first and the relationships between these variables should not be ignored.

  • Issue Year: 11/2019
  • Issue No: Suppl. 1
  • Page Range: 37-50
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English