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EFFECT OF VIBRATION AND HEAT COMBINATION ON PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA

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

M. Hoseini
Master science of Nursing, A Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan Branch, Department of Nursing, Gorgan, Iran.. Email: [email protected]

S. R. Gharahtapeh
Bachelor science of Nursing, A member of Young Researcher Club, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan Branch, Gorgan, Iran.

A. Jahazi
Master science of Midwifery, A faculty member of Islamic Azad University, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan Branch, Department of Midwifery, Gorgan, Iran.
Online First: March 23, 2015 | Cite this Article
Hoseini, M., Gharahtapeh, S., Jahazi, A. 2015. EFFECT OF VIBRATION AND HEAT COMBINATION ON PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA. Bali Medical Journal 4(1): 12-16. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v4i1.99


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.

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