International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part G (2017)
A study to assess the effectiveness of pelvic rocking exercises on dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls
AbstractPhysical activity is an excellent stress-buster, provides health benefits as well as improves mood and self-image. (Jon Wickham)
Adolescence is a transition period from childhood to adulthood. In this period one of the major physiological changes that take place in the adolescent girls is the onset of menarche, which is often associated with dysmenorrhea. For dysmenorrhea, many adolescent girls use pharmacological and non-pharmacological measures to overcome it. The present study was aimed to assess the effectiveness of pelvic rocking exercises on dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls staying at selected nursing hostel of Amritsar, Punjab. The sample consisted of 60 adolescent girls staying at SGRD College of Nursing Hostel Vallah, Amritsar, (Punjab). Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample. Socio-demographic profile and Standardized numerical (0-10) pain intensity rating scale was used to assess the dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls. The comparison of pre-interventional and post-interventional dysmenorrhea was found to be statistically significant with ‘t’ value 12.443 at p<0.05 level of significance. Therefore, it was concluded that the pelvic rocking exercises had significant effect on dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls.
How to cite this article:
Jyoti Kapoor, Navpreet Kaur, Meenu sharma, Sarbjot Kaur. A study to assess the effectiveness of pelvic rocking exercises on dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(3):431-434.