Premenstrual Syndrome and its Effect on Cognitive, Emotional and Social Functioning in Young Adult Women

Aragula, Punya Shamsunder (2018) Premenstrual Syndrome and its Effect on Cognitive, Emotional and Social Functioning in Young Adult Women. UG thesis, Azim Premji University.

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Abstract

Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS is a multifaceted disorder characteristic of women of reproductive age. PMS symptoms are mainly experienced during the late luteal phase, just before the onset of menstruation. The aim of this study was to understand the effects that PMS has on cognitive functioning, emotional functioning and social functioning. Thirty four participants (17 with PMS and 17 without PMS) completed the study. Performance of participants in sustained attention, working memory, verbal learning and motor co-ordination test were not significantly different from participants without PMS. In case of positive effect, levels of distress and general well being, participants without PMS performed better. This study provides evidence that PMS does not have a very notable effect on cognitive functioning but does have a considerable effect on emotional functioning. Interventions for women suffering from PMS can be designed taking into consideration these findings.

Item Type: Thesis (UG)
Subjects: Philosophy & psychology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Library APU
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 05:06
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2018 05:06
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/485
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