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
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..View full abstract
This study was supported by Bayer Schering Pharma, Women's Health Care, Berlin, Germany. Data were analyzed independently of the company by the first two authors.