Dysménorrhée: patience, pilules ou bouillotte [Dysmenorrhea: patience, pills or hot-water bottle?].

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Title
Dysménorrhée: patience, pilules ou bouillotte [Dysmenorrhea: patience, pills or hot-water bottle?].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Graz B., Savoy M., Buclin T., Bonvin E.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2014
Volume
10
Number
452
Pages
2285-2288
Language
french
Abstract
Which treatments are used for dysmenorrhea and with what reported outcome? A questionnaire was sent to 2400 students and apprentices, following the "retrospective treatment-outcome" method. The response rate was 22%. Most frequent treatments used are ibuprofene (53%), paracetamol (51%), hormonal contraception (40%), hot-water bottle (or hot pad) (35%), food supplements or medicinal plants (23%). Physicians only discuss a tiny proportion of dysmenorrhea treatment in their consultation, because it is mostly a matter of self-treatment, with the family as the source of information in 80% of the cases. Rather surprising because not mentioned in most official guidelines, hot-water bottle (or hot pad) appears as the treatment followed by the best reported outcome (satisfactory in 92% of users).
Keywords
Adolescent, Adult, Attitude to Health, Dysmenorrhea/epidemiology, Dysmenorrhea/therapy, Female, Hot Temperature, Humans, Pain Management/methods, Questionnaires, Self Care/methods, Self Care/statistics & numerical data, Tablets, Young Adult
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