Zeena Ayed Omar, Salwa Hazim AL-Mukhtar
Vol. 16, Jul-Dec 2023
Background: Negative feelings at menarche among adolescent girls is one of the common public health problems worldwide today, resulting in physical and psychological harmful health effects among them. Objective: to assess adolescents ‘feelings about menarche in Mosul schools. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study design was performed from the 8th of September 2022 to the 11th of June 2023. The data were obtained through questionnaires that were self-administered to assess emotional responses regarding menarche by using the Expected/Experienced Emotions Related to Menarche Scale. The study sample selected by purposive sampling approach and consist of 750 female adolescents aged 12-17 years and studying in seven intermediate and secondary schools girls in Mosul, Iraq. SPSS software version 26 was used to analyse the data acquired in this study.