Presentation Title

C-1 Nutrition, exercise type, exercise intensity and stress and predictive relationship with premenstrual symptoms

Presenter Status

Department of Physical Therapy

Second Presenter Status

Graduate Student, Department of Physical Therapy

Third Presenter Status

Graduate Student, Department of Physical Therapy

Fourth Presenter Status

Graduate Student, Department of Physical Therapy

Location

Buller Room 150

Start Date

31-10-2014 3:00 PM

End Date

31-10-2014 3:15 PM

Presentation Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a predictive relationship between (1) exercise type and intensity on the Veteran Specific Activity Questionnaire(VSAQ), (2) nutrition, measured by the Rapid Eating Assessment for Patients (REAP), (3) stress (VAS) and premenstrual symptoms (PMS) as measured by the PSST (Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool). Methods: This was a prospective correlation study of seventy-six females (n=76), with active menstruation history. Each subject who volunteered to be in the study and signed a written consent prior to participation, completed VSAQ, REAP, VAS, and a health questionnaire. Results: Multiple linear regression found a significant, but weak, predictive relationship between stress and diagnostic PMS symptoms on the PSST (r = .466, df=75, p= .027). Exercise type, exercise intensity (VSAQ) and nutrition (REAP) did not show a significant predictive relationship with the symptoms of PMS. However, ninety-eight percent (98.7%) of subjects reported one or more symptoms of PMS. Discussion: This study found a high incidence of PMS and a positive predictive relationship between stress and PMS. However, no significant relationship between exercise intensity, type, and nutrition and PMS was found. Future research should focus on the role of stress in premenstrual symptoms.

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Oct 31st, 3:00 PM Oct 31st, 3:15 PM

C-1 Nutrition, exercise type, exercise intensity and stress and predictive relationship with premenstrual symptoms

Buller Room 150

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a predictive relationship between (1) exercise type and intensity on the Veteran Specific Activity Questionnaire(VSAQ), (2) nutrition, measured by the Rapid Eating Assessment for Patients (REAP), (3) stress (VAS) and premenstrual symptoms (PMS) as measured by the PSST (Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool). Methods: This was a prospective correlation study of seventy-six females (n=76), with active menstruation history. Each subject who volunteered to be in the study and signed a written consent prior to participation, completed VSAQ, REAP, VAS, and a health questionnaire. Results: Multiple linear regression found a significant, but weak, predictive relationship between stress and diagnostic PMS symptoms on the PSST (r = .466, df=75, p= .027). Exercise type, exercise intensity (VSAQ) and nutrition (REAP) did not show a significant predictive relationship with the symptoms of PMS. However, ninety-eight percent (98.7%) of subjects reported one or more symptoms of PMS. Discussion: This study found a high incidence of PMS and a positive predictive relationship between stress and PMS. However, no significant relationship between exercise intensity, type, and nutrition and PMS was found. Future research should focus on the role of stress in premenstrual symptoms.