Premenstrual Syndrome Severity in Turkey: A Meta-Analysis Study

Çitil E. T., Çitil Canbay F.

PSYCHOLOGY,HEALTH & MEDICINE, vol.28, no.7, pp.1783-1794, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13548506.2022.2105914
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, PASCAL, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), MEDLINE, Psycinfo, SportDiscus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1783-1794
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this research is to determine the severity of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in Turkey through meta-analysis by examining articles that scan for PMS with Premenstrual Syndrome Scale (PMSS). In this study 25 primary studies, published between January 2012-June 2021 were examined. In these studies, attention was paid to use the same measurement tool to make a common estimation. The measurement tool used in the studies to diagnose PMS was the PMSS, which is frequently used in Turkey. Evaluations were made regarding the scores in the PMSS total and sub-domains. At the end of the meta-analysis of PMS, which is an important women's health problem in Turkey as well as throughout the world, it was identified that women living in Turkey experienced PMS at moderate severity. However, it was not overlooked that the scores in the sub-domains of PMSS were high. Moderate PMS negatively affects women's social and work lives. Knowing the PMS severity of women in a society may be important to understand and correctly evaluate women in the premenstrual period. It is thought that positive results will be received by raising awareness in women about this important health problem and conducting remedial studies.

Keywords: Meta-analysis, Premenstrual Syndrome, Premenstrual Tension, Turkey, Women Health