Perception of premenstrual syndrome and attitude of evaluations of work performance among incoming university female students

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Background: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common condition, and for 5% of women, the influence is so severe as to interfere with their mental health, interpersonal relationships, or studies. Severe PMS may result in decreased occupational productivity. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of perception of PMS on evaluation of work performance. Methods: A total of 1971 incoming female university students were recruited in September 2009. A simulated clinical scenario was used, with a test battery including measurement of psychological symptoms and the Chinese Premenstrual Symptom Questionnaire. Results: When evaluating employee performance in the simulated scenario, 1565 (79.4%) students neglected the impact of PMS, while 136 (6.9%) students considered it. Multivariate logistic regression showed that perception of daily function impairment due to PMS and frequency of measuring body weight were significantly associated with consideration of the influence of PMS on evaluation of work performance. Conclusion: It is important to increase the awareness of functional impairments related to severe PMS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-172
Number of pages6
JournalBiomedical Journal
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 1

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Premenstrual Syndrome
Students
Work Performance
Mental Health
Logistic Models
Body Weight
Psychology

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