Volume 21, Issue 2 (May-Jun 2013)                   JSSU 2013, 21(2): 118-126 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahri P, Soleimani M, Sepandi M. Investigating the Relationship between Mode of Delivery and Dysmenorrheal in 15-49 Year Old Women in Ahvaz. JSSU. 2013; 21 (2) :118-126
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Introduction: Approximately 50% of all women experience dysmenorrhea. It seems that childbirth can decrease menstrual pain though, significant effect of delivery mode on dysmenorrhea has not been clearly explained. This study was carried out to determine the association between mode of delivery and dysmenorrhea frequency and severity. Methods: This is a cross-sectional and analytical study in which 384 eligible women were selected randomly from 9 health centers in Ahvaz. A questionnaire was used for data collection including two sections of demographic characteristics as well as obstetric and menstrual history. Severity of dysmenorrheal was investigated through verbal Multidimensional scoring system (VMSS) and rated on a four-point scale: 0= no dysmenorrhea, 1=minimal, 2=moderate, 3=severe dysmenorrheal. The research data was analyzed through chi-square and McNamara. Results: Frequency of caesarean was 41.4% and frequency of dysmenorrhea was 51.6%, while before the first delivery, it was 79.4%. Before and after delivery most frequent scale in severity of dysmenorrheal involved 1 and 0 respectively. Using McNamara, there was a significant relationship between delivery and frequency of dysmenorrhea (P<0.001) though, type of delivery did not reveal any relationship to the frequency and severity of dysmenorrhea. There was a positive association among frequency of dysmenorrhea with education, ethnicity and occupation. Conclusion: According to the results, overall delivery declines dysmenorrheal, however there is no difference between vaginal and caesarean delivery. Hence, further researches are required to explore this issue.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: midwifery
Received: 2013/06/3 | Accepted: 2013/09/28 | Published: 2013/09/28

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