Author : Nurlina Kuka, Dewi Eriyanti, Yorina Maroeke
Dysmenorhoea or what is called menstrual pain is cramping, stabbing pain that can be felt in the lower abdomen, thighs, lower back, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps during menstruation, weakness, and sweating. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 50% of women in each country experience dysmenorrhea, and the results of research on the prevalence of dysmenorrhea were carried out on 1,539 Mexican students from 6 medical, nursing, nutrition, dentistry, pharmacy and psychology programs as many as 1,539 respondents. 64% of them had dysmenorrhea with a mean age of menarche of 12.3 years. In Indonesia, dysmenorrhea is quite large. shows that people with dysmenorrhea reach 60-70% of women in Indonesia. The incidence of primary dysmenorrhea in Indonesia is 54.89%, while the rest of the second type is 45.11%. Methods: To obtain knowledge about the management of dysmenorrhea at SMP INFORRI in Malifut sub- district, North Halmahera district. This type of research is descriptive and the population of this study is female students with a population of 50 people and 40 respondents as the sample. Data obtained directly from students using a questionnaire with a total of 18 questions. Research results The results showed that the average knowledge of SMP INFORRI Malifut sub-district, about the management of dysmenorrhoea is in the poor category. of the 40 respondents, there were 3 people (7.5%) who had good knowledge about the treatment of dysmenorrhoea, 17 people (42.5%) had sufficient knowledge and 20 people (50.0%) had less knowledge. Conclusions and suggestions on the level of knowledge in handling dysmenorrhea are on average lacking and it is recommended to provide counseling about dysmenorrhea by health workers from the nearest health center to students to have the knowledge and proper treatment and seek sources of information about dysmenorrhea.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD