Journal article

The effect of psychoeducational intervention, based on a self-regulation model on menstrual distress in adolescents: a protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Somayeh Asgari, Zainab Alimoardi, Mohammad Ali Soleimani, Kelly-Ann Allen, Nasim Bahrami

Trials | BMC | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Menstrual distress caused by primary dysmenorrhea is associated with physical and psychological symptoms-before, after, and during menstruation. Leventhal's self-regulation educational model is based on the cognitive and emotional experiences of threat responses to symptoms and relates to coping responses. This study aims to investigate the effect of the implementation of a psychoeducational intervention, based on the self-regulation model of menstrual distress in adolescents. METHODS/DESIGN: In this randomized controlled trial, 120 adolescent girls with moderate to severe menstrual pain (based on visual analog scale (VAS) ≥ 4) from twelve randomly selected high schools in Qazv..

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