Development and effects of college-based lifestyle modification program for menstrual health of young adult women with irregular menses: A randomized controlled trial

Young Joo Park, Hyunjeong Shin, Songi Jeon, Inhae Cho, Hyun Ji Park

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Abstract

Purpose: This study was conducted to develop the ‘College-based Lifestyle Modification Program’ (College-based LMP) for young adult women with irregular menstruation and examine its effects after intervention. Methods: The College-based LMP consisted of small group education, individual physical exercise counseling/training, individual diet counseling, and feedback and support. Participants were comprised of 38 females who reported less than 10 irregular menstruations in a year and were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. The primary outcome variables consisted of menstrual cycle index (MCI), sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and androgenic profile (testosterone-T, free androgen index-FAI), while the outcome variables included premenstrual symptoms (PMS), menstrual volume, body composition parameters, glycemic parameters (fasting blood sugar-FBS, insulin, HOMA-IR), sleep duration, perceived stress, and nutrient intake. Results: There were no significant differences in primary outcome variables (MCI, SHBG, T, and FAI). In the variables, there were no significant differences except for the partial domain of PMS (symptoms of depression and anxiety) and sleep duration. Conclusions: The study was significant in that it demonstrated the importance of lifestyle, which could provide ordinary young adult women with healthy menstruation. The College-based LMP needs to be elaborated with further studies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number233
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Irregularmenstruation
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • Women
  • Young adult

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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