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dc.contributor.authorRamos Pichardo, Juan Diego
dc.contributor.authorOrtega Galán, Ángela María
dc.contributor.authorIglesias López, María Teresa 
dc.contributor.authorAbreu Sánchez, Ana
dc.contributor.authorFernández Martínez, Elia
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-11T12:38:03Z
dc.date.available2020-11-11T12:38:03Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601spa
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net10641/2086
dc.description.abstractDysmenorrhea is a problem that affects a large percentage of young women worldwide. Alarmingly, the majority of these women choose to self-medicate rather than consult a healthcare professional, despite the risks involved. The present study aimed to explore the reasons why undergraduate nursing students do not consult health care professionals regarding their menstrual pain. A qualitative study was conducted using an open question: “Why didn’t you consult a healthcare professional?” within the context of a research project on primary dysmenorrhea among nursing students at the University of Huelva, Spain. The responses of 202 women were analyzed using content analysis. Three categories were identified: assessment of the pain experienced, expectations, and experiences of professional care and selfcare. We found a striking normalization of the problem; notably, students downplayed the importance of the problem, considering that it was not worth consulting a physician. Furthermore, there was a notable degree of self-medication using non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). These results may be useful for orienting policies to raise social awareness of this problem and for designing health education strategies aimed at women with primary dysmenorrhea.spa
dc.language.isoengspa
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public healthspa
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.subjectDysmenorrheaspa
dc.subjectMenstrual painspa
dc.subjectQualitative researchspa
dc.subjectPain managementspa
dc.titleWhy Do Some Spanish Nursing Students with Menstrual Pain Fail to Consult Healthcare Professionals?.spa
dc.typearticlespa
dc.description.versionpost-printspa
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessspa
dc.description.extent773 KBspa
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph17218173spa
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/21/8173spa


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