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SILVEIRA, Andressa da et al. Premenstrual tension syndrome observed in the users of an ambulatory women's health. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.35, pp.63-73. ISSN 1695-6141.

Many women suffer with Premenstrual Tension Syndrome (STPM) that has symptoms that precede menstruation, causing irritation, anxiety and low self esteem. The STPM affects women in the productive stage causing physical, psychological and social alterations. The aim of the research was to identify the users of an ambulatory health clinic of Tupanciretã, RS. This is a descriptive and exploratory study with qualitative-quantitative approaches. The results provided that women have STPM with different intensity, symptoms range from physical and mental and interfere with daily functioning of women. It was concluded that overall efforts, especially those from health professionals, and through practices which provide communication and health education for women affected by the STPM. In addition to the implementation of actions that provide changing habits, attitudes and behaviors that these women are looking for a better quality of life.

Keywords : Woman's health; Premenstrual syndrome; Health human resources; Nursing.

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