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:: Volume 8, Issue 4 (Winter 2009 2009) ::
JOEC 2009, 8(4): 389-395 Back to browse issues page
Menstruation in Girls with Mental Retardation
Soheila Golabi
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Objective: The purpose of this study is defining the condition of menstruation period in retarded girls in a psychotherapeutic center in Shahreza. Method: Through a descriptive method, 188 female retarded girls ageing 14 to 60 years, were studied. To collecting the data, a questionnaire including 21 questions on personal characteristic, and 15 questions pertaining to menstruation condition was used. Questioners were completed by nursemaid during 2 months. Results: Analyses showed that majority of women (89/4%) have menstruation period and the majority is not defined whether which one of syndrome symptoms before menstruation they have. 59.6% had regular period and 78.26% did not have any information how to keep clean themselves during period, and the motherly (nursemaid) did this for them. Conclusion: Women with mental retardation need training on menstruation and how to keep themselves clean. 

Keywords: Menstruation, Mental Retardation.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2008/04/26 | Accepted: 2008/11/15 | Published: 2009/02/18
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Volume 8, Issue 4 (Winter 2009 2009) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه کودکان استثنایی Journal of Exceptional Children

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