Abstract

Dysmenorrhea or menstrual pain is a symptom that often leads young woman went
to the doctor for consultation and treatment. Seeing the impact of dysmenorrhea is said that
dysmenorrhea is one of the problems in the lives of young women, forcing them to use a
variety of ways to deal with the pain of dysmenorrhea. Preliminary studies conducted by the
author in December 2011 in two SMA Banyumas namely MAN MAN 1 and 2 Purwokerto
showed that the incidence of dysmenorrhea in MAN 1 Purwokerto higher (40) than the
incidence of dysmenorrhea in MAN 2 Purwokerto (20).
Determine the relationship of young women knowledge about dysmenorrhea
dysmenorrhea response efforts in MAN 1 Purwokerto in 2012
Methods: This study was descriptive correlation with cross sectional approach. The sample
used was cluster random sampling, the population in this study were all teenage girls in class
X and a sample of 38 respondents. The instrument used was a questionnaire with data
analysis using chi-square.
From the results, most of it is pretty much as 17 respondents (44.7%), most of it is
handled as many as 25 respondents (65.8%), there is a correlation between the knowledge of
the young women with dysmenorrhea dysmenorrhea treatment efforts in MAN 1 Purwokerto
in 2012 with a value of count x2> x2 table (9.347> 5.991).
There is a relationship between knowledge about young women with dysmenorrhea
dysmenorrhea treatment efforts in MAN 1 Purwokerto in 2012.


Keywords: Dysmenorrhea, Young Women, Knowledge