Comparison of Yoga Asana along with Aerobic Exercise and Aerobic Exercise alone for Dysmenorrhea among College Students with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Keywords:PCOS, dysmenorrhea, female college students, aerobic exercise, yoga asana.
Background: Dysmenorrhea is a distressing sensory and emotional experience that occurs usually in the region of
the lower abdomen. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the syndrome in which the ovaries create excessive
production of androgens that are typically present in women at a minimal level. This study compares the effect
of yoga on PCOS with dysmenorrhea in women of reproductive age using the McGill pain questionnaire and
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to determine the effectiveness of aerobic exercise and yoga asana for
dysmenorrhea among college students with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Materials and Methods: This experimental study has been conducted from December 2022 to May 2023 which
included 150 girls (18 to 25 years old) who were screened for PCOS and 98 girls who willingly filled out a Google
form to the female college students, Based on the inclusion criteria, 50 people took part and were separated into
two groups: one group is given aerobic exercise with yoga, while the other group is given only an aerobic exercise.
The treatment is for 60 minutes and 5 days per week is given and continued for 12 weeks. The pre-test and posttest
were taken. The values were tabulated and statically evaluated.
Result: the results revealed that the addition of yoga along with aerobic exercise results in 70-80% of the women
being beneficial for managing the dysmenorrhea and PCOS which are statistically significant with a p value of
Conclusion: The study shows that yoga asana with aerobic exercise for PCOS students is more beneficial in
lowering the risk of dysmenorrhea than aerobic exercise alone.
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