(Evaluation of self-care management related to menstrual disorders in females with thalassemia who frequent the Center for Genetic Blood Diseases in Dhi Qar)
The committee consisted of the Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Kufa, Prof. Dr. Rajha Abdel Hassan Hamza, member and supervisor, and Prof. Shukria Shadhan Jiyad from the Medical Institute – Kufa at the Middle Euphrates University as a member and supervisor, and Assistant Professor Dr. Hawraa Hussein Ghafel from the College of Nursing at the University of Baghdad as Chairman and Assistant Professor Dr. Sundus Baqer Daoud from the College of Nursing at the University of Basra as a member, and Assistant Professor Dr. Muhammad Baqer Hassan from the College of Nursing at the University of Kufa as a member.
Where the study talked about self-care management of the menstrual cycle, including physical fitness and the impact on health. In the case of women with thalassemia, the disease affects the menstrual cycle and causes many disorders as a result of complications of the disease. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate self-care in relation to menstrual disorders in thalassemia females.
The study concluded that menstrual self-care was at an average level for women with thalassemia. The sources of information about the menstrual cycle have been very useful in maintaining quality of life and improving self-care. The study recommended the necessity of conducting empirical research to find out the effect of an educational program and its implementation on improving women’s knowledge about the self-care system for menstrual disorders for females with thalassemia and to reduce or prevent complications.