The effect of 8weeks aerobic exercise on severity of physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome: A clinical trial study

Mohebbi Dehnavi, Z. and Jafarnejad, F. and Sadeghi Goghary, S. (2018) The effect of 8weeks aerobic exercise on severity of physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome: A clinical trial study. BMC Women's Health, 18 (1).

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Abstract

Background: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder among women of reproductive age. Nearly 40 of women report problems with their menstrual cycles. Exercise is one of the recommended treatments to reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The present study was conducted to determine the effect of 8weeks aerobic exercise on severity of physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial (IRCT2015021721116N1) that was performed on 65 students living in student dormitories of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2016, Iran. Samples were randomly assigned to control and intervention groups. The intervention group engaged in 8weeks of aerobic exercises, three times a week, and 20min for each session. The tools were research unit selection questionnaire, midwifery and personal particulars, temporary determination of premenstrual syndrome, Beck Depression, recorded daily symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and Borg scale. We analyzed the data using SPSS software and Mann-Whitney U test and Friedman test. Results: At the beginning of the study, both control and intervention groups were homogeneous. The results of independent t-test showed that among the physical symptoms of the premenstrual syndrome in the intervention group compared to the control group, at the end of the study, headache (p=0.001), nausea, constipation diarrhea (p=0.01), swollen (p=0/001) had a significant reduction. Also, the comparison of the difference between the mean of the signs at the beginning and the end of the study, bloating (p=0.01), Vomiting (p=0.002), hot flashes (p=0.04), increase in appetite (p=0.008) were significantly decreased. Conclusion: Aerobic exercise as one of the ways to treat premenstrual syndrome can reduce the physical symptoms of the syndrome. © 2018 The Author(s).

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Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: BWHMA Correspondence Address: Mohebbi Dehnavi, Z.; University of Medical Sciences, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, EsfahanIran; email: Zahra.midwife@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerobic exercise Physical symptoms Premenstrual syndrome adult Article Beck Depression Inventory bloating Borg scale clinical article clinical effectiveness constipation controlled study diarrhea disease severity female functional assessment headache hot flush human increased appetite Iran nausea randomized controlled trial swelling therapy effect university hospital vomiting comparative study exercise menstrual cycle physiology psychology questionnaire retrospective study student university young adult Humans Retrospective Studies Students Surveys and Questionnaires Universities
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
WP Gynecology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2020 05:36
Last Modified: 09 May 2020 05:36
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/17414

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