Variables related to the treatment method(s) preferred by Dallas County physicians for premenstrual syndrome




Shaffer, Glinda Gail

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Premenstrual symptomatology and treatment has been well defined in the literature. Few studies have examined variables related to physicians and their selection of treatments for Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Previous studies have implied that there is a need to assess the degree to which help is being offered to those who seek it. The purpose of this study was to determine if a difference existed among the methods preferred for the treatment of PMS by obstetricians/gynecologists practicing in Dallas County. In Dallas County, two-hundred-eighty-five practicing physicians were surveyed. Analyses of the data from the 72 respondents indicate that there is significant variance in the treatment methods preferred by Dallas County Physicians who treat patients for PMS. In addition, there is a significant relationship between the treatment methods that the physicians preferred and their age and number of years in practice.



Health education, Women's studies, Women's health