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Table 1 Distribution of qualitative and quantitative variables of demographic characteristics of participants by two groups of intervention and comparison

From: The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in reducing anxiety among female university students with primary dysmenorrhea

Variable Intervention group (39 people) Comparison group (39 people)
N % N %
Economic situation of the family     
 Good 15 30.8 12 38.5
 Medium 24 61.5 27 69.2
Menstrual pain relief methods     
 Not used 0 0 1 2.6
 Pharmacological method 14 35.7 17 43.6
 Non-pharmacological method 5 12.8 3 7.7
 Both 20 51.5 18 46.2
Use of relief method in the last 2 months     
 Yes 32 82.1 34 87.2
 No 7 17.9 5 12.8
Quantitative variables Mean SD Mean SD
Age (year) 21.49 1.72 22.26 2.99
Age of menarche (year) 12.9 1.73 12.85 1.53
Educational semester 4.44 2.9 4.97 3.22
The severity of menstrual pain (VAS 0–10) 6.52 1.3 6.05 1.34
Menstrual pain duration (days) 2.23 0.9 2.36 0.98