Global study of women's experiences of premenstrual symptoms and their effects on daily life.
Lorraine Dennerstein, Philippe Lehert, Klaas Heinemann
Post Reproductive Health | Published : 2011
OBJECTIVES: To determine cross-cultural and other effects on women's experiences of premenstrual symptoms and their impact on activities of daily life (ADL). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. Sample A total of 7226 women aged 15-49 recruited by random sampling with approximately 400 each from France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Pakistan and Thailand. Approximately 1000 women in Japan and Korea and 500 Australian women were found using Internet panels. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Questionnaire of 23 premenstrual symptoms, sociodemographic and lifestyle variables, ADL and women's knowledge of premenstrual terms. RESULTS: The most prevalent symptoms were abdomi..View full abstract