EFFECT OF KNEE TO CHEST POSITION ON MENSTRUAL PAIN IN FEMALES WITH PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA

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Shruti Tadmare, Gaurav Bhatnagar
Risha Kamble, Arshiya Sayyed

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Background: Primary dysmenorrhea is a common gynecological disorder among females. Dysmenorrhea is a painful symptom that accompanies the menstrual cycles and there is no presence of any pelvic pathology in primary dysmenorrhea. Although exercise is generally thought to alleviate the symptoms of menstrual pain the scientific literature displays mixed evidence


Aim: To evaluate the effect of knee to chest position on menstrual pain in females with primary dysmenorrhea.


Method:68 participants were taken from tertiary care hospital. They were randomly allocated to control and experimental group after taking informed consent from the patient and clearance from institutional ethical committee.  Primary dysmenorrhea was diagnosed with the help of WALLID score. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Euro Quality of Life 5 dimensions 5 level scale (EQ5D5L) were used as outcome measures. Experimental group received moist hot pack for 10mins and knee to chest position for 10 repetitions with 20 seconds hold. Control group received only moist hot pack for 10 mins. The intervention was carried out for 2 days beginning from the first day of menstrual cycle. Outcome measures were documented using VAS on both the days pre and post intervention and EQ5D5L on 1st day pre intervention and 2nd day post intervention respectively.


Results: The result show significant reduction in VAS and EQ5D5L scores in the experimental group than control group.


Conclusion: Knee to chest position along with hot moist pack is effective in reducing pain and relieving the discomforts of primary dysmenorrhea.


 

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Gaurav Bhatnagar, S. T., & Arshiya Sayyed, R. K. (2024). EFFECT OF KNEE TO CHEST POSITION ON MENSTRUAL PAIN IN FEMALES WITH PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 2403–2406. Retrieved from http://obstetricsandgynaecologyforum.com/index.php/ogf/article/view/714
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