Los Angeles, April 17 IANS | 4 months ago

A new research suggests period pain not only causes discomfort but it can also affect the work environment of girls especially those working on computers.


British researchers have found that the pain can reduce cognitive performance, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Not only does it reduce the attention span, but women suffering from period pain perform less well in computer-based tasks, according to scientists at the University of Bath.

Lead author Ed Keogh, from the university's Department of Psychology, told the Mail Online: "Pain is an extremely common experience and can have a disruptive effect on all our daily lives. Our research looked at how common everyday pain, experienced by many women each month, affects their ability to perform a range of complex tasks.

This shows that the effects of pain go beyond the sensory experience, affecting what we think and feel. We know that the impact of pain can be widespread. The more we understand about how people experience pain, the better mechanisms we can put in place to help people cope."

The test was carried out on 52 adults to examine their attention span and it was evident that period pain reduced their overall performance.

(Posted on 17-04-2014)