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Effect of 12-weeks of Aerobic Exercise on Primary Dysmennorrhea


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1 Dept of Physiotherapy, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
2 Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
     

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Primary Dysmenorrhoea (PD) has widespread prevalence&far reaching academic, social &economic implications thus making it imperative that due importance is given to efficient treatment protocols for the same. The study aims to investigate the effect of 12-weeks of aerobic exercise on Primary Dysmenorrhoea (PD) as measured by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Verbal Multidimensional score (MDS), Maximum number of Sanitary napkins used per day on the day of maximum bleeding (SNMax) and the Quality of Life(QOL as measured by SF-36).

Methodology: A total of 60 subjects from a group of young students who met the inclusion criteria were randomly selected and the baseline measures of VAS, SN-Max, the MDS and SF-36 QOL were recorded. The Experiment group was administered a treadmill based Aerobic Exercise Programme at a frequency of 3-5 times per week for 12-weeks and thereafter the outcome measures recorded.

Results: Statistical Analysis of pre&post intervention outcome measures showed a statistically significant (P<0.05) decline in the pain, restriction of activities and analgesic requirement and Quality of Life of subjects in experimental group.


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Aerobic Exercise, Primary Dysmennorrhea, Quality of Life
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Anu Arora
Dept of Physiotherapy, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
Sujata Yardi
Dept of Physiotherapy, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
Sreeram Gopal
Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India

Abstract


Primary Dysmenorrhoea (PD) has widespread prevalence&far reaching academic, social &economic implications thus making it imperative that due importance is given to efficient treatment protocols for the same. The study aims to investigate the effect of 12-weeks of aerobic exercise on Primary Dysmenorrhoea (PD) as measured by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Verbal Multidimensional score (MDS), Maximum number of Sanitary napkins used per day on the day of maximum bleeding (SNMax) and the Quality of Life(QOL as measured by SF-36).

Methodology: A total of 60 subjects from a group of young students who met the inclusion criteria were randomly selected and the baseline measures of VAS, SN-Max, the MDS and SF-36 QOL were recorded. The Experiment group was administered a treadmill based Aerobic Exercise Programme at a frequency of 3-5 times per week for 12-weeks and thereafter the outcome measures recorded.

Results: Statistical Analysis of pre&post intervention outcome measures showed a statistically significant (P<0.05) decline in the pain, restriction of activities and analgesic requirement and Quality of Life of subjects in experimental group.


Keywords


Aerobic Exercise, Primary Dysmennorrhea, Quality of Life