Submitted: 20 Aug 2018
Accepted: 10 Nov 2018
First published online: 02 Dec 2018
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J Prev Epidemiol. 2018;3(2):e11-e11.
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Association of premenstrual syndrome with temperaments and ethnicities; an evidence-based traditional medicine study in west of Iran 

Razieh Shirzadegan 1,2, Seyed Amir Yasin Ahmadi 3, Fatemeh Yari 4, Parastoo Baharvand 1, Afshin Hasanvand 5 *

1 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
2 Scientific Society of Evidence-Based Knowledge, Research Office for the History of Persian Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
3 Pediatric Growth and Development Research Center, Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Reproductive Health, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
5 Student Research Committee, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
Correspondence to: Afshin Hasanvand, Email: Email: afshinhasanvand@yahoo.com

Abstract

Introduction: Iranian traditional medicine is based on the quadruplet temperaments.

Objectives: In the present study we aimed to evaluate the association of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and temperaments and ethnicities of female medical students of the west of Iran.

Patients and Methods: To conduct this study, we selected 100 female college students of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences. To diagnose their temperaments (natures), we used a 10-item questionnaire. For the ethnicities, we applied the neighbor-joining tree of western Iran ethnicities previously reported based on human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes. A researcherdesigned questionnaire was used for the detection of PMS.

Results: Among 100 enrolled students, 45 students were healthy, and 55 students had different stages of PMS. Female students with typical warm nature were more susceptible to PMS (P=0.036). The role of ethnicity was not statistically significant.

Conclusion: In medical plant related studies, patients should be categorized based on their temperaments. Iranian traditional medicine should be reinvestigated based on evidence-based medicine.

Citation: Shirzadegan R, Yasin Ahmadi SY, Yari F, Baharvand P, Hasanvand A. Association of premenstrual syndrome with temperaments and ethnicities; an evidence-based traditional medicine study in west of Iran. J Prev Epidemiol. 2018;3(2):e11. 
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