This experimental study was designed to compare the relief of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms of women between the ages of 18 to 40. The experimental group was asked to follow a nonmedical PMS Intervention Program one week prior to and during their menstrual cycle. The researcher hypothesized that there would be no significant difference in PMS symptoms between women who participated in the treatment and women who did not participate in the treatment. A researcher-designed survey which consisted of the Menstrual Symptomatology Fact Sheet (MSFS) and the Menstrual Symptomatology Questionnaire (MSQ) was administered to 35 women who reported PMS symptoms and achieved a score of 46 or above on the MSQ. To test the null hypothesis, the test was used on pre-MSQ, post-MSQ, and change in MSQ scores. Since there was a significant difference in change in MSQ scores, the null hypothesis was rejected. The researcher concluded that a nonmedical intervention program could decrease PMS symptoms in women.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Dr. Mary Patricia Curtis
Pullen, Lisa May, "An Experimental Study: The Effects of a Premenstrual Syndrome Intervention Program on Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms" (1985). MSN Research Projects. 107.