Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
is a women’s health problem similar to premenstrual
syndrome (PMS) but is more serious than PMS. PMDD
causes severe irritability, depression, or anxiety in a
week or two before menstruation starts. Symptoms
usually go away two to three days after starting of
menses. PMS refers to a wide range of physical or
emotional symptoms that most often occur about 5 to 11
days before a woman starts her monthly menstrual cycle.
PMDD affects up to 5% of women of childbearing age.
Aims and objectives: To assess knowledge and
perception of women about premenstrual syndrome and
premenstrual dysphoric disorder and their impact on
daily routine work. Material and Methods: Crosssectional survey research design was adopted in the
study. Sample collection was done by using the
Probability Random Sampling Technique. Where 60
women’s participated in this study. Self-structured
knowledge questionnaires were used for data collection.
Results: The results of the study show that majority of
women 53% (32) having moderate knowledge, 30% (18)
having adequate knowledge, and 17% (10) having
inadequate knowledge about PMS and PMDD. The
mean score was 6.4 and the standard deviation was 1.98.
Regarding Perception majority of the woman 55 % (33)
having favourable perceptions, 42% (25) having a
moderate level of perception, and 3% (2) having
unfavourable perceptions. Conclusion: This study
concluded that PMS and PMDD affect daily routine
work and need more medical attention for symptomatic
or complete medical management of PMS and PMDD
Keywords : Knowledge, PMS, PMDD, Premenstrual Problems