Journal article

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 ..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

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].