The Influence of Selected Variables on the Experience of Menstrual Distress in Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Women

SANDRA SHELLEY, CLAUDIA ANDERSON

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Abstract

Studies indicate that some alcoholic women relate their drinking to their menstrual cycle. Studies also indicate that the menses can serve as a situational stressor for certain alcoholic women. A study of 100 alcoholic and 100 nonalcoholic women was designed to investigate factors that influence menstrual distress. The factors of age, education, income, occupational status, and menstrual distress were investigated. None of the predictor variables accounted for significant amounts of variance in the criterion variable (menstrual distress). Alcoholic women were found to have a higher degree of menstrual distress than nonalcoholic women. The relationship of race to menstrual distress deserves further investigation. Nursing implications are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-491
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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