Journal of Advance Medical Sciences https://dzarc.com/medical <p><strong>Journal of Advance Medical Sciences</strong> is a peer-reviewed, refereed, and open access journal that focuses on critical and creative research and provides an open access research journal platform for scholars and researchers to exchange their research work results among professionals throughout the world. This journal publishes research articles in all fields of Medical science but is not limited to.</p> Dzarc Publications en-US Journal of Advance Medical Sciences 2583-2425 The correlation between coping mechanisms and premenstrual syndrome among female nursing students in Al-Najaf Provence https://dzarc.com/medical/article/view/445 <p><strong>Objective:</strong> The current study aims to examine the relationship between coping mechanisms and premenstrual syndrome among female nursing students.</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong>: To achieve the study objectives descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted. The study's period was November 2022–February 2023. The self-administered questionnaire was created to investigate the relationship between premenstrual syndrome and coping mechanisms in female nursing students. Three sections form the questionnaire. Items for gathering demographic information about the female students are included in the first section, while observations of menstrual history and the Pre-Menstrual Syndrome Scale (PMSS) are included in the second. Lastly, coping mechanisms used in PMS were included in the final section.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>: According to the data, 49.6% of the female participants were between 11 and 13 years old at menarche, and more than half of them had no family history of PMS. Additionally, the majority of female students related the physiological PMS symptoms were distributed between moderate and severe (24.1%), while the majority of study participants experienced moderate symptoms related to psychological and behavioral PMS symptoms (31.4%) (25.5%). The results also revealed that the most commonly utilized coping mechanisms by the female participants were rest (88.3%) sleeping (84.7%), massaging (774%), listening to music (40.1%), and taking coffee or soft drinks (57.7%). At a P-value of less than 0.05, the results demonstrate a strong correlation between coping mechanisms and premenstrual syndrome, including three domains: Physiological Symptoms, Psychological Symptoms, and Behavioral Symptoms.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> The current study found that the majority of the female participants under study experienced moderate levels of behavioral, psychological, and physiological PMS symptoms, while the smallest proportion of female participants experienced quite severe PMS symptoms. The study also revealed that the most commonly utilized coping mechanisms by the female participants were massage, sleep, rest, listening to music, and consuming coffee and soft drinks. Furthermore, three domain of premenstrual syndrome symptoms—physiological, psychological, and behavioral—were linked significantly to coping mechanisms. However, in the item of physiological symptoms, there is no association between sitting calm and relaxing, crying, taking coffee or soft drinks, massages, or taking vitamin and mineral supplements, also psychological Symptoms with hot back and medication. In addition, there is no association between the behavioral symptoms and taking medication or spending time with friends and family.</p> Miaad Jasim Mohammed Alzubaidi Copyright (c) 2024 Miaad Jasim Mohammed Alzubaidi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-01-06 2024-01-06 4 1 01 06