A Study to Compare the Effectiveness of Structured Aerobic Exercises and Core Strengthening Exercises in Women with Primary Dysmenorrhea

Authors

  • Abigail Job Paradesi
  • Prathap Suganthirababu
  • Kumaresan. A
  • Vignesh Srinivasan
  • Surya Vishnuram
  • Dhanusiya
  • Priyadharshini. K

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/sf5d0c46

Keywords:

Dysmenorrhea, Core strengthening, Aerobic exercise, WaLIDD, Menstruation.

Abstract

Background: Dysmenorrhea is a menstrual abnormality which results in severe cramps in the lower back, abdomen,
and the legs even in the presence of no pathology of the pelvis. Thus, an early diagnosis and management is
necessary to prevent discomfort.
Purpose: To study the effectiveness of structured aerobic exercises and core strengthening exercises in women with primary
dysmenorrhea.
Materials and Methods: A total of 74 volunteers who gave their consent were divided into two groups, and all
were given a thorough explanation of the procedures. One group was given structured aerobic exercises that
included stretching, warmup, cool down and aerobics for 45 mins/Day for 4 days a week and the other group was
given core strengthening exercises for the same duration. Pre and post intervention assessment was done using
WaLIDD. Study period : September 2022-May 2023.
Result: The data was statistically examined using paired and unpaired t test. The calculated “t” values for the
groups were 15.5710 and 18.8766 respectively and p value was <0.0001 for both the groups indicating the result is
significant Group A showed a better result compared to Group B.
Conclusion: The study concludes that structured aerobic exercise proves to be more effective for better and quicker
recovery from primary dysmenorrhea.

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Author Biographies

  • Abigail Job Paradesi

    Undergraduate,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Prathap Suganthirababu

     Professor,Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Kumaresan. A

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Vignesh Srinivasan

     Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Surya Vishnuram

    Tutor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Dhanusiya

    Tutor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Priyadharshini. K

    Tutor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

A Study to Compare the Effectiveness of Structured Aerobic Exercises and Core Strengthening Exercises in Women with Primary Dysmenorrhea. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 385-389. https://doi.org/10.37506/sf5d0c46