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Assessment of adhesion and self-effectiveness in the management of Dysmenorrhea through a multimedia application

Grant number: 21/12491-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2022
Effective date (End): January 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Patricia Driusso
Grantee:Beatriz Laryssa de Jesus Santos
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is characterized as menstrual pain (menstrual cramps) in the absence of associated pelvic or uterine pathologies and affects about three-quarters of all women during their reproductive life. A quarter of women using one of the conventional treatments for PD have refractory pain. Self-efficacy is the individual's belief about his ability to adopt a behavior to deal with pain. Smartphone apps have allowed more people to access information about health and self-management. However, there is a shortage of apps aimed at managing dysmenorrhea, as well as studies that assess self-efficacy and adherence to the use of these technologies. The aim of the study is to assess the self-efficacy and adherence of using a previously built multimedia health education application for the management of primary dysmenorrhea. This is a cross-sectional, descriptive study that consists of the following steps: (1) evaluation of adherence to the educational content available in the app, through a questionnaire; (2) verification of the self-efficacy developed by the participants, through an already elaborated and validated scale; (3) application of the Satisfaction Questionnaire to assess the content of the application and its contribution to the participants; (4) and statistical analysis and discussion of the results obtained to verify the relationship between the evaluated factors.(AU)

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