Unmet Needs and Experiences of Adolescent Girls with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Dysmenorrhea: A Qualitative Study
Anna D Li, Emily K Bellis, Jane E Girling, Yasmin L Jayasinghe, Sonia R Grover, Jennifer L Marino, Michelle Peate
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To identify and examine the key areas of need and explore the experiences of adolescent girls with heavy menstrual bleeding and/or dysmenorrhea. DESIGN AND SETTING: Qualitative interview study using semi-structured interviews. Gynaecology outpatient clinic at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Adolescent girls (12-18 years; mean age, 14.8 ± 1.5 years) presenting with heavy menstrual bleeding and/or dysmenorrhea at the clinic (N = 30). INTERVENTIONS AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted between May and August 2018. Interview data were thematically analyzed using a grounded theory approach. Themes covered ..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. MP and YJ are supported by University of Melbourne MDHS Fellowships. JM is supported by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council [grant numbers 1161445, 1134894].