Journal article

Exploring the Unmet Needs of Parents of Adolescent Girls with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Dysmenorrhea: A Qualitative Study

Emily K Bellis, Anna D Li, Yasmin L Jayasinghe, Jane E Girling, Sonia R Grover, Michelle Peate, Jennifer L Marino

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT GYNECOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE: To provide insight into the unmet needs of parents of adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding or dysmenorrhea, in the context of their daughters' menstrual concerns. DESIGN: Qualitative interview study using semi-structured interviews. SETTING: Gynecology outpatient clinic at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Parents of adolescent girls with heavy menstrual bleeding or dysmenorrhea recruited from an adolescent gynecology clinic between May and August 2018. INTERVENTIONS: In depth, semi-structured interviews with 24 parents whose daughters had heavy menstrual bleeding or dysmenorrhea. Data were analyzed using a grounded theory approach. MAIN..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. MP and YLJ are funded by University of Melbourne, Australia MDHS fellowships. JLM is supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia [grant numbers 1161445, 1134894].