Comparative effect of lower limb and abdominal isometric exercises and yoga poses on primary dysmenorrhea.
Keywords:Primary Dysmenorrhea, Yogasana, Isometric exercise, Moos Menstrual Distress Questionnaire
The aim of the study was to analyze comparative effect of lower limb and abdominal isometric exercises v/s
yogasana on primary dysmenorrhea. Materials and Methods: Total 75 females were recruited out of which
60 subjects were selected based on inclusion criteria. The samples were divided into two groups: Group A
(Isometric exercises) and Group B (Yogasana). The outcome measure used was Moos Menstrual Distress
Questionnaire (MDQ) , Score was taken for both groups pre-intervention and post-intervention at the end
of 8th week of their intervention programme. Data was analyzed using Microsoft Excel. The results were
expressed as proportions after the normalization of the data and p value (<0.05) was considered significant.
Results: The significant difference was noticed in intra group comparison in group A and group B in MDQ
score (p<0.05). And difference in Group B was greater than Group A in inter group comparison (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Study concluded that both lower limb and abdominal isometric exercises and asanas help in
reducing distress related to primary dysmenorrhea. However, Yoga intervention is more effective in treatment
of primary dysmenorrhea than lower limb and abdominal isometric exercises.
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