Body Mass Index and Dysmenorrhea in Female Teenagers

https://doi.org/10.20956/icon.v4i1.6705

Authors

  • Ainun Zulkiah Surur Program Studi Fisioterapi, Fakultas Keperawatan, Universitas Hasanuddin
  • Melda Putri Program Studi Fisioterapi, Fakultas Keperawatan, Universitas Hasanuddin
  • Asdar Fajrin Multazam Program Studi Fisioterapi, Fakultas Keperawatan, Universitas Hasanuddin

Keywords:

Adolescent, Body Mass Index, Dysmenorrhea

Abstract

Dysmenorrhea is a problem experienced by more than 50% of women in each country. Pain occurs in the lower abdomen, sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness and mood changes. This condition causes an increase in absenteeism in school, disruption in learning activities that affects achievements in academic and nonacademic fields. One factor that is often associated with the incidence of dysmenorrhea is an abnormal body mass index (overweight and underweight). This study aims to determine the relationship of body mass index with the degree of pain menstruation (dysmenorrhea) in young women in SMA Negeri 21 Makassar. This research is a descriptive cross-sectional study involving 110 respondents based on the purposive sampling method and carried out in February-March 2019. The data taken is primary data through measurements of body mass index based on body weight and height. After that, a normal, overweight and underweight grouping is done. Measurement of menstrual pain level is done using Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Data analysis was performed using Chi square test and the value of p = 0.00 was obtained. From this results, significant conclusions can be drawn because the value of p < 0.05 indicates that there is a significant relationship between body mass index and degree of menstrual pain (dysmenorrhoea) in young women in SMA Negeri 21 Makassar. Keywords: Dysmenorrhea, Body Mass Index, Adolescent

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2019-11-16

How to Cite

Surur, A. Z., Putri, M., & Multazam, A. F. (2019). Body Mass Index and Dysmenorrhea in Female Teenagers. Indonesian Contemporary Nursing Journal , 4(1), 21-26. https://doi.org/10.20956/icon.v4i1.6705

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