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EFFECT OF VIBRATION AND HEAT COMBINATION ON PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA

  • M. Hoseini ,
  • S. R. Gharahtapeh ,
  • A. Jahazi ,

Abstract

Background: Primary dysmenorrhoea is a common, idiopathic, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, with unknown aetiology which ‎about 50% of women with regular menstrual period suffer. This study was designed to determine the effect of vibration and heat on primary dysmenorrhea. Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial, 75 female students aged 18-22 years old were evaluated for two menstrual cycles. At the first cycle the participants received the routine pain-relief method (synthetic or herbal medicine and traditional remedies). At the second cycle for each participant combined vibration-heat device was applied for ten minutes during ‎menstrual pain. The average of perceived leg pain, lumbar pain and abdominal pain scores at two cycles were determined. The data were analyzed based on Wilcoxon and T tests by using SPSS (v 16.0) for Windows. Results: The average of all perceived pain scores at two cycles were significantly different before pain relief and after both routine methods and using the device (p<0.001). Those were more significantly reduced after using the device in comparison of using routine methods (p<0.001). Conclusion: Since “vibration-heat†is an effective pain relief method, it can be used as a complementary alternative medicine in primary dysmenorrhea reduction.

How to Cite

Hoseini, M., Gharahtapeh, S. R., & Jahazi, A. (2015). EFFECT OF VIBRATION AND HEAT COMBINATION ON PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA. Bali Medical Journal, 4(1), 12–16. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v4i1.99

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