What is it about?

Dysmenorrhea is painful menstruation, and is the most common menstrual symptom affecting adolescent. Evidence suggests that worldwide prevalence can be high. Although it can significantly affect academic performance through impact on activity, absenteeism, and other aspects of learning, little attention has been given to explore them. There are no studies in the UAE regarding prevalence of dysmenorrhea and its impact on academic performance.

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Why is it important?

With this study we aim to determine the prevalence of dysmenorrhea among students, and its impact on academic performance as gaining a better understanding of this important condition will help create awareness and help develop coping strategies.


We are pleased to bring this article to you highlighting the day to day struggles faced by female students not only in our university but all over the world due to their menstrual cycle.

Jewel Mary Kenneth
RAK Medical and Health Sciences University

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This page is a summary of: Prevalence and Impact of Dysmenorrhea on the Academic Performance of Students at Medical and Health Sciences University, New Emirates Medical Journal, March 2024, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/0102506882288695240221071629.
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