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Introduction: Dysmenorrhea, especially in younger females, is the most common self-experienced disorder of women’s health and is worthy of consideration due to its effects on daily activities and socioeconomic conditions. This study aimed to determine the distribution of dysmenorrhea intensity and to evaluate the pattern of dysmenorrhea among students residing in Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences dormitories in 2012.
Materials and methods: The study population of this cross-sectional research was all the students living in any of the medical university dormitories, from which 99 persons were selected by simple random sampling. All the required data were gathered by a researcher-made, reliable, and valid questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS 19 software using descriptive statistics and chi-squared test and parametric or non-parametric analysis of variance. Results: Most of the participants suffered from grade 2 (35%) or grade 1 of dysmenorrhea. There was a significant relationship between dysmenorrhea and dizziness (p<0.05). Conclusion: In view of the high prevalence of dysmenorrhea and its adverse effects on daily activities, career, and social life, it seems necessary to identify affected female students in order to provide them with education, pain relief, and improvement of the quality of life