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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: March | Volume: 9 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 77-82

Effect of Core Strengthening Exercises & Chair Aerobic Exercises in Primary Dysmenorrhoea

Shreeya Dilip Berde1, Trupti Saurabh Yadav2, Pranjali Meghasham Gosavi2, Sayali Shreenivas Gijare2

1Intern, 2Assistant Professor,
Department of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to Be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author: Shreeya Dilip Berde


Dysmenorrhoea means cramping pain accompanying menstruation. Prevalence of dysmenorrhoea in Indian female population is about 70.2%. Primary dysmenorrhoea is characterised by lower abdominal pain which may radiate to thighs and lower back. Associated complaints may be nausea, vomiting, mood swings, headache, fatigue and diarrhoea.
Objective: To compare effectiveness of core strengthening exercises and chair aerobic exercises in primary dysmenorrhoea.
Materials and Methods: The subjects in Krishna University campus were screened and 50 subjects were divided into 2 groups i.e. Group A subjects were given core strengthening exercises and Group B subjects were given chair aerobic exercises. The interpretation of the study was done on the basis of comparing pre-test and post-test assessment of VAS and VMSS.
Result: Intra group comparison results showed that VAS and VMSS scale were statistically significant in both the groups (p<0.0001). Whereas inter group comparison results showed that core strengthening exercises was statistically significant in reducing VAS score (p=0.0004) and VMSS score (p=0.031) than chair aerobics in females having primary dysmenorrhoea.
Conclusion: The core strengthening exercises were significantly effective than chair aerobics in reducing the quality of pain and improving the quality of life in females suffering from primary dysmenorrhoea.

Key words: Primary dysmenorrhoea, Core strengthening exercises, Chair aerobic exercises, Pain, VAS, VMSS.

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