Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. R. Wayne Fuqua

Second Advisor

Dr. Malcom Robertson

Third Advisor

Dr. Chris Koronakos

Fourth Advisor

Dr. F. Gault

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this study was threefold: first, to determine if a pedometer measure of motor activity could be used as one indicator of the degree of dysmenorrhea present in an individual; second, to determine the degree, if any, of the relationship present between the measure and self-report measures of symptomatology used in a modified Daily Symptom Rating Scale; and third, to assess the effects of naproxen sodium and a placebo on the self-report measures and the behavioral measure of symptomatology. Three subjects wore pedometers and completed modified Daily Symptom Rating Scale forms throughout the study. Each subject showed treatment and/or placebo effects on one or more measures of symptomatology. The results must be interpreted with caution since the significant differences demonstrating these effects could have occurred by chance.