Title: Effect of Knee-to-Chest Position on Primary Dysmenorrhea in School Going Girls
Authors: Darpita Patel, Dr Anuradha Sutar (PT), Dr Snehal Ghodey (PT)
Dysmenorrhea is a painful symptom that accompanies the menstrual cycle. Primary dysmenorrhea occurs when there is no identifiable pelvic disease and tends to occur within 12 months of menarche.
Aim: To study effect of knee to chest position on primary dysmenorrhea in school going girls.
Subjects and Method: 15 subjects were selected in the age group of 12-15 years with primary dysmenorrhea on the basis of inclusion & exclusion criteria, which received alternate knee to chest position in supine lying, duration for 1st-4th week 20 sec hold 10 reps progression& 5th-8th week 30 sec 20 reps (3 days per week). Pre assessments of subjects were done on first day of first menstrual cycle and post assessments were done on first day of third menstrual cycle using NPRS, VMSD, MMDQS.
Result: There was extremely significant difference in pre mean & post mean of NPRS, VMSD, MMDQS.
Conclusion: Knee to chest position is effective in reducing primary dysmenorrhea after 8 weeks of intervention.
Keywords: Primary dysmenorrhea, Knee to chest, School going girls.