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dc.contributor.authorFernández Martínez, Elia
dc.contributor.authorAbreu Sánchez, Ana María  
dc.contributor.authorPérez Corrales, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorPalacios Ceña, Domingo
dc.identifier.citationFernández Martínez, E., Abreu Sánchez, A., Pérez Corrales, J. ... Palacios Ceña, D. (2020). Living with Pain and Looking for a Safe Environment: A Qualitative Study among Nursing Students with Dysmenorrhea. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(18), 6670.DOI:
dc.description.abstractDysmenorrhea refers to chronic pain associated with menstruation that is often accompanied by other symptoms. Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) occurs without any associated pelvic disease. Nonetheless, it may negatively affect women's quality of life. Among university students, dysmenorrhea decreases academic performance and is a cause of absenteeism. The purposes of our study were to describe how nursing students experienced PD and the changes affecting their body and mood. A qualitative case study was performed among 33 nursing students with PD. Data were collected through five focus groups (with two sessions each) and 10 researchers' field notes. We used a video meeting platform to conduct the focus groups. A thematic analysis was performed, and the Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research and the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research guidelines were followed. Three main themes emerged from the data: (a) living with dysmenorrhea, with two subthemes: menstruation and pain; (b) body changes and mood swings; and (c) seeking a safe environment, with three subthemes: safe environment, unsafe environment, and key safety aspects. Students considered menstruation to be negative and limiting, causing physical and mood changes, making them feel less attractive, and conditioning their way of dressing and relating.es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.subject.otherPelvic paines_ES
dc.subject.otherNursing studentses_ES
dc.subject.otherQualitative researches_ES
dc.titleLiving with Pain and Looking for a Safe Environment: A Qualitative Study among Nursing Students with Dysmenorrheaes_ES

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