Effectiveness of group cognitive-behavioral therapy ‎on ‎symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) ‎

  • Maryam Maddineshat Department of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Addiction and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran
  • Sodabe Keyvanloo Nursing Student of research committee, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran
  • Hossein Lashkardoost Department of Public Health, Addiction and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran
  • Mina Arki Emam Reza Hospital, Bojnurd, Iran
  • Mahbubeh Tabatabaeichehr‎ Department of Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran
Keywords: cognitive-behavioral therapy, group ‎therapy, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) ‎

Abstract

Objective: Standards of care and treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) vary. Non-drug ‎psychosocial intervention therapy is recommended for women with any kind of ‎discomfort or distress caused by PMS. The current study examined the effectiveness of ‎group cognitive-behavioral therapy on the symptoms of PMS at a girls’ dormitory of ‎North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences.Method: In this quasi-experimental study, 32 female students with PMS who were majoring in ‎nursing and midwifery and residing in the dormitory were selected using the ‎convenience sampling method and were assigned to experimental and control groups. ‎The Standardized Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool was used as the research ‎tool. Eight sessions of cognitive-behavioral group therapy were held for the studentsResults: There was a significant difference in psychological symptoms before and after ‎cognitive-behavioral therapy (p=0.012). Furthermore, cognitive-behavioral therapy was ‎effective on social interferences caused by PMS symptoms (p=0.012).‎Conclusion: Group cognitive-behavioral therapy effectively alleviates PMS symptoms in female ‎college students.‎

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2016-02-23
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Maddineshat M, Keyvanloo S, Lashkardoost H, Arki M, Tabatabaeichehr‎M. Effectiveness of group cognitive-behavioral therapy ‎on ‎symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) ‎. Iran J Psychiatry. 11(1):30-6.
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