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A cross-sectional study to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students

Nileshwari H Vala, Nimishaben J Parmar, Ashvin M Sorani.

Abstract
Background: During menstrual period, there are many changes occurs such as somatic changes and mood changes which may affect day-to-day activity as well as academic performance of the young female students.

Aim and Objective: The aim of our study is to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 180 female medical students were participated. For the assessment of the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance, students have to fill the Goggle Forms which contains the self-administered questionnaire. In this study, we have included young medical and female students age between 17 and 25 years who have any musculoskeletal abnormality and who are willing to participate in this study.

Results: Effect on academic performance was suggest by 113 (62.78%) students think that the classroom performance is affected and 110 (61.11%) students think that the examination performance is affected during menstrual period. One hundred and thirty-three (73.89) having mood swings during menstrual period.

Conclusion: In this study, we have found that the menstrual symptoms have major effect on academic performance of female medical students. Counseling, mentoring, and support of female students during the menstrual period may improve their academic performance.

Key words: Menstruation; Academic Performance; Medical Students


 
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Vala NH, Parmar NJ, Sorani AM. A cross-sectional study to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2023; 13(2): 245-248. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.062701202211062022


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Vala NH, Parmar NJ, Sorani AM. A cross-sectional study to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=55158 [Access: February 01, 2024]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.062701202211062022


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Vala NH, Parmar NJ, Sorani AM. A cross-sectional study to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2023; 13(2): 245-248. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.062701202211062022



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Vala NH, Parmar NJ, Sorani AM. A cross-sectional study to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2023), [cited February 01, 2024]; 13(2): 245-248. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.062701202211062022



Harvard Style

Vala, N. H., Parmar, . N. J. & Sorani, . A. M. (2023) A cross-sectional study to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 13 (2), 245-248. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.062701202211062022



Turabian Style

Vala, Nileshwari H, Nimishaben J Parmar, and Ashvin M Sorani. 2023. A cross-sectional study to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 13 (2), 245-248. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.062701202211062022



Chicago Style

Vala, Nileshwari H, Nimishaben J Parmar, and Ashvin M Sorani. "A cross-sectional study to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13 (2023), 245-248. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.062701202211062022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Vala, Nileshwari H, Nimishaben J Parmar, and Ashvin M Sorani. "A cross-sectional study to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13.2 (2023), 245-248. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.062701202211062022



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Vala, N. H., Parmar, . N. J. & Sorani, . A. M. (2023) A cross-sectional study to find out the effect of menstrual symptoms on academic performance of medical students. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 13 (2), 245-248. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.062701202211062022