Common menstrual disorders in adolescence

Nursing interventions

Mimi McEvoy, Jane Chang, Susan M. Coupey

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Abstract

Menstrual disorders such as amenorrhea, excessive uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea, and premenstrual syndrome are common reasons for visits to healthcare providers by adolescent girls. Although menstrual irregularity can be normal during the first few years after menarche, other menstrual signs and symptoms may indicate a pathological condition that requires prompt attention and referral. This article discusses four common menstrual disorders seen in adolescent girls and focuses on specific nursing interventions aimed at eliciting an accurate menstrual history, providing confidentiality and communicating therapeutically, administering culturally sensitive care, and promoting independence and self-care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-49
Number of pages9
JournalMCN The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
Volume29
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

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Nursing
Premenstrual Syndrome
Dysmenorrhea
Menarche
Uterine Hemorrhage
Confidentiality
Amenorrhea
Self Care
Health Personnel
Signs and Symptoms
Referral and Consultation

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Amenorrhea
  • Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Females
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Nursing care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Common menstrual disorders in adolescence : Nursing interventions. / McEvoy, Mimi; Chang, Jane; Coupey, Susan M.

In: MCN The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, Vol. 29, No. 1, 01.2004, p. 41-49.

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