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Difference of Menstrual Problems according to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among North Korean Woman Defectors in South Korea
HeeSook Kim, HyunKyoung Kim
STRESS. 2017;25(4):294-298.   Published online December 31, 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2017.25.4.294
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Background:

This study investigated the difference of menstrual problems according to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among North Korean woman defectors in South Korea.

Methods:

The 127 North Korean women in government resettlement centers in South Korea responded to a Likert scale questionnaire of Impact of Event Scale (IES-R) on December 2012. Data was analyzed using mean and t-test.

Results:

The mean number of menstrual problem was 1.5 (SD=1.5) in the non-PTSD group. The PTSD group had more menstrual problems (Mean=2.2, SD=1.5) than non-PTSD group and this difference was statistically significant (t=-2.32, p=0.022).

Conclusions:

This study demonstrates that psychological intervention is necessary for North Korean woman defectors who have traumatic experiences and menstrual problems.


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