Journal article

The effect of premenstrual symptoms on activities of daily life

Lorraine Dennerstein, Philippe Lehert, Torbjorn Carl Backstrom, Klaas Heinemann

FERTILITY AND STERILITY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess impact of premenstrual symptoms on activities of women's daily lives (ADL). DESIGN: Cross-sectional population-based survey. SETTING: Market research company. PATIENT(S): A total of 4,085 women aged 14-50 years recruited by random telephone digit dialing in France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Mexico. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): A telephone interview checklist of 23 premenstrual symptoms, sociodemographic and lifestyle variables, and ADL effects (global question and seven areas). Stepwise regression measured the effect of premenstrual symptoms and sociodemographic factors on ADL. RESULT(S): Symptoms and symptom domai..

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