Female worker′s menstrual discomforts and coping -focus on hospital workers-

여성근로자의 월경시 불편감과 대처방법에 따른 완화정도 -의료기관 종사자를 대상으로-

  • Lim, Yun-Mi (College of Nursing, Ewha Womens University)
  • 임윤미 (이화여자대학교 간호과학과)
  • Received : 2017.12.13
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


Purpose: This study is to investigate the pattern of discomfort, coping style and relief level of female workers. Methods: The subjects were 394 women who worked at three general hospitals located in S city and agreed to the purpose of this study. Data were collected April 20~30, 2010, and one-way ANOVA and Pearson's correlation were performed using descriptive statistics using SAS 9.2. Results: showed that discomfort during menstruation was significantly different from age, marital status, pregnancy experience, and birth experience. The average degree of discomfort during menstruation was $2.46{\pm}0.68$, which was the average of 5, and the pattern was pain, water accumulation and behavior change. The degree of mitigation according to coping strategies was the most effective at $3.55{\pm}0.58$, and the relationship between coping behavior and discomfort during menstruation was correlated only with avoidant coping. p = .001). Conclusion: In order to mitigate the inconvenience of menstruation, women should seek to cope with their own coping strategies rather than passive coping methods and suggest the development of an educational program that can relieve the discomfort during menstruation.


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