Accession Number:

ADP003297

Title:

Stress and Military Women: The Relationship of Job and Life Experiences to Menstrual Distress

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Traditional approaches to menstrual cycle research have concentrated on a disease-model framework. Emphasis has been on identifying the menstrual cycle as the independent variable that causes the events under investigation, or explains their variance. Parlee 1981 described this fundamental assumption as a deeply ingrained tenet of the medical-psychiatric approach. The context in which menstrual cycle variables, such a mood changes, occur is largely ignored, and their classification as normal or abnormal occurrences has appeared to be predetermined. Koeske 1981 emphasized that the behavior and moods of women are not ultimately and exclusively explainable as biological variable fluctuations, and that social and cognitive variables also need to be measured precisely.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE