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Females needed to complete a survey on menstrual cycles and pain

ATTENTION! Females needed to complete a survey on menstrual cycles and pain. Both women WITH and WITHOUT menstrual pain are required.

The Epidemiology of Menstrual Pain in a South African University Population (Ethics clearance no.: RECIP398/17)

Despite the high number of women who experience painful periods each month, menstrual pain (dysmenorrhoea) is still often disregarded by health care practitioners, researchers, and even the women themselves, who accept it as a “normal” part of the menstrual cycle. Yet, at the same time, dysmenorrhoea has been grouped together with other severe chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia (widespread muscle and bone pain), where there is little understanding.

My colleagues and I are currently conducting research in the field of sleep and pain, specific to women and menstrual pain. Our current survey aims to determine the prevalence and severity of dysmenorrhoea in a South African student and staff population. We are also investigating other related factors.

In order to achieve this, we are inviting you (the participant) to fill out a survey which contains questions including your demographics, your menstrual cycle and menstrual pain.

This survey applies to:

  • FEMALES ONLY, 18 years or older (There is no need to answer the survey if you have gone, or are going, through menopause).
  • Those who study/work at a Government-funded university, such as UKZN.

Please click on the following link to continue to the survey:

Your participation in the survey will be greatly appreciated and will remain anonymous, even to the investigators. It should not take more than 20 minutes of your time. 

Kind Regards
Chloe Flinn
University of the Witwatersrand

Principal Investigator:

GateKeepers_permission.pdf Ethics_Letter.pdf
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Category Research
Posted Friday, July 14, 2017
By Bharat Ramkissoon
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