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Factors that affect self-care behaviour of female high school students with dysmenorrhoea: A cluster sampling study

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Shu-Fang Chang, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, 365 Ming Te Road, Pei-Tou, Taipei, 112, Taiwan. Email: linda@ntunhs.edu.tw

Abstract

Chang S-F, Chuang M. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2012; 18: 117–124

Factors that affect self-care behaviour of female high school students with dysmenorrhoea: A cluster sampling study

The purpose of this study was to identify factors that affect the self-care behaviour of female high school students with dysmenorrhoea. This cross-sectional study utilized a questionnaire-based survey to understand the self-care behaviour of female high school students dysmenorrhoeal, along with the factors that affect this behaviour. A cluster random sampling method was adopted and questionnaires were used for data collection. Study participants experienced a moderate level of discomfort from dysmenorrhoea, and perceived dysmenorrhoea as serious. This investigation finds that cues to action raised perceived susceptibility to dysmenorrhoea and the perceived effectiveness of self-care behaviour and, therefore, increased the adoption of self-care behaviour. Hence, school nurses should offer female high school students numerous resources to apply correct self-care behaviour.

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