Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 4 (August 2019)

Page No.: 3129-3134

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2019.140


Shraddha Prabhu, Sanket Nagrale *,  Ashok Shyam, Parag Sancheti.

Sancheti Institute College Of  Physiotherapy, Sancheti Healthcare Academy, 11/12 Thube Park, Shivajinagar, Pune – 411005, Maharashtra, India.

Address for Correspondence: Nagrale Sanket (P.T), Sancheti Institute College Of  Physiotherapy, Sancheti Healthcare Academy, 11/12 Thube Park, Shivajinagar, Pune – 411005, Maharashtra, India. E-Mail: nagralesanket@gmail.com


Background:  Dysmenorrhea- one of the most common gynecological complaints among young adult females. The effect of various yogasanas has proven to reduce the pain caused during menstruation as a result of hormonal changes. In spite of the various methods, most women usually prefer to take analgesics as a primary treatment and do not seek other forms of medical help. This study aims to underscore the importance of performing yogasanas and to highlight its importance as a non-pharmacological form of treatment.

Method: This study was an experimental study which included a total of 80 subjects. Age group was between 18-22 years (mean age 20.3 ± 2.1). They were divided into 2 groups – experimental and control group .The experimental group were made to perform yogasanas while the control group was made to perform core exercises for 4 sessions in a week of which 2 were supervised sessions. Subjects were recruited using the Verbal Multidimensional Scoring System for Dysmenorrhea (VMSS) and they were assessed using Moo’s Menstrual Distress Questionnaire and Perceived Stress Scale. Statistical analysis was done of the Pre and Post data.

Result: There was a significant difference within the groups (Experimental and Control) in regards to all the 3 outcome measures (P < 0.05). Between the groups, there was a significant difference (P < 0.05) in the VMSS and Moo’s MDQ questionnaire while there was no significant change in the PSS score (P 0.641).

Conclusion: Both, yogasanas and core exercises can be used in reducing menstrual pain. These are cost effective and can be done as a home exercise to aid in menstrual well-being and to help improve one’s quality of life.

Key words: Dysmenorrhea, Perceived Stress Scale, Moo’s menstrual distress questionnaire, Verbal Multidimensional Scoring System, Yogasanas.


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Cite this article: Shraddha Prabhu, Sanket Nagrale, Ashok Shyam, Parag Sancheti. EFFECT OF YOGASANAS ON MENSTRUAL CRAMPS IN YOUNG ADULT FEMALES WITH PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA. Int J Physiother Res 2019;7(4):3129-3134. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2019.140