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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 103-108

Prevalence of gynaecological problems and their effect on working women

Asst Professor, Eashwari Bai Memorial CON, Secunderabad, India

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Diseases pertaining to the reproductive system of the women are becoming increasingly common because of modern ways of lifestyle. Modern women are forced to face higher level of stress as they are not only home makers, but are also working women. The first and foremost system in a female body to show systemic abnormal functioning under increased stress is the Endocrine system, which in turn affects the menstrual cycle. Thus menstrual abnormalities are becoming increasingly common among working women. A cross sectional study was under taken to assess the prevalence of gynecological problems and their effect on working women employed at selected industries of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. A structured questionnaire to assess the prevalence of gynecological problems and rating scale to assess their effects on their work performance was used for data collection. The women were selected by non-probability convenience sampling technique. Data were analyzed and interpreted based on descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings of the study revealed that 87% of women had dysmenorrhea, 86% had premenstrual syndrome, 72% had abnormal menstrual bleeding, 63% had genital infections. The mean percentage of effect of gynecological problems on working women was 56.13. The effect of these problems on their work performance were perceived to be moderate by 76%, severe by 16% and mild by 8% women. There were a significant association (p <.05) between the gynaecological problems and the selected socio-demographic variables.

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