Menstruation in Girls with Mental Retardation
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Abstract:
Objective
The purpose of this study is defining the condition of menstruation period in retarded girls in a psychotherapeutic center in Shahreza.
Method
Through a descriptive method, 188 female retarded girls ageing 14 to 60 years, were studied. To collecting the data, a questionnaire including 21 questions on personal characteristic, and 15 questions pertaining to menstruation condition was used. Questioners were completed by nursemaid during 2 months.
Results
Analyses showed that majority of women (89/4%) have menstruation period and the majority is not defined whether which one of syndrome symptoms before menstruation they have. 59.6% had regular period and 78.26% did not have any information how to keep clean themselves during period, and the motherly (nursemaid) did this for them.
Conclusion
Women with mental retardation need training on menstruation and how to keep themselves clean.
Language:
Persian
Published:
Journal of Exceptional Children, Volume:8 Issue:4, 2009
Page:
389
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