Stress and Premenstrual Symptoms in Reproductive-Aged Women.


Journal Article (Review)

Premenstrual symptoms are often reported from reproductive-aged women worldwide. The etiologies of the symptoms are complex (e.g., biological and sociocultural factors), and require an international and multidisciplinary approach. A total of 48 studies were reviewed on how stress and premenstrual symptoms have been defined and measured, and major findings on relational patterns and other associated factors were examined. Subsequently, we discuss several trends and limitations identified from the review. Prospective studies, which use valid assessment measures and consider women's subjective and objective symptoms for several menstrual cycles, are necessary for a valid conclusion. More intervention studies and studies on various populations are needed.

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Cited Authors

  • Lee, Y; Im, E-O

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 646 - 670

PubMed ID

  • 25988289

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25988289

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399332.2015.1049352


  • eng