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dc.contributor.authorFernández Martínez, Elia
dc.contributor.authorOnieva Zafra, María Dolores
dc.contributor.authorAbreu Sánchez, Ana María 
dc.contributor.authorFernández Muñoz, Juan José
dc.contributor.authorParra Fernández, María Laura
dc.identifier.citationFernández Martínez, E., Onieva Zafra, M. D., Abreu Sánchez, A., Fernández Muñóz, J. J., Parra Fernández, M. L. (2019). Absenteeism during Menstruation among Nursing Students in Spain. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(1), 53. DOI:
dc.description.abstractAbsenteeism can clearly have a negative impact on academic performance among university students. Certain experiences or symptoms such as menstrual pain are very common in women and can lead to absenteeism. The current study was aimed at examining the presence of menstrual experiences or symptoms and their impact upon absenteeism among healthy (illness-free) female university nursing students in Spain. A total of 299 students participated in this research, which was a descriptive cross-sectional, observational study. An ad hoc online questionnaire was used based on sociodemographic and gynecological data, together with the noted menstrual experiences; the most prevalent of which were bloating, which a ected 87.3% of students; dysmenorrhea and irritability, which a ected 76.3%; and fatigue, which a ected 70.6%. Students with dysmenorrhea had a 6.95 higher (odds ratio (OR) 6.95; 95% confidence interval (CI) 3.39–14.25) odds of absenteeism; in those who reported dizziness, the odds of absenteeism was 4.82 times higher (OR 4.82; 1.76–13.23); in those who manifested nausea and vomiting, the percentage of absenteeism was 3.51 higher (OR 3.51; 95% CI 1.51–8.15); in those who presented sleep alterations, the odds were 2.95 higher (OR 2.95; 95% CI 1.39–6.25); and for those who felt depressed the odds were 2.18 times higher (OR 2.18; 95% CI 1.21–3.94) Absenteeism was found to be more likely in women with dysmenorrhea. However, in addition, higher odds of absenteeism were also found in women with nausea and vomiting, dizziness, sleep disorders, and those who feel depressed. These menstrual experiences can be considered a relevant problem among young women, leading to absenteeism, and a negative influence on academic performance. It is essential to raise awareness of the socioeconomic impact of absenteeism and establish new strategies for improving menstrual experiences.es_ES
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dc.subject.otherMenstrual experienceses_ES
dc.titleAbsenteeism during Menstruation among Nursing Students in Spaines_ES

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