A study to assess the effectiveness of muscle stretching exercises on pain and discomfort during primary dysmenorrhoea among B.Sc Nursing students in KMCH College of Nursing, Coimbatore

Christy, Kurian (2014) A study to assess the effectiveness of muscle stretching exercises on pain and discomfort during primary dysmenorrhoea among B.Sc Nursing students in KMCH College of Nursing, Coimbatore. Masters thesis, KMCH College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

A study to assess the effectiveness of muscle stretching exercises on pain and discomfort during primary dysmenorrhoea among B.Sc. (Nursing) students in KMCH College of Nursing, Coimbatore. Objectives of the study were as follows, identify the prevalence of primary dysmenorrhoea among B.Sc Nursing students, determine the degree of pain and discomfort during primary dysmenorrhoea among B.Sc Nursing students, evaluate the effectiveness of muscle stretching exercise on pain and discomfort during primary dysmenorrhoea, associate the level of pain and discomfort during primary dysmenorrhoea with selected demographic variables. One group pretest and post test design was adopted. Setting of the study was KMCH College of Nursing, Coimbatore. Sample was 50 B.Sc Nursing students with primary dysmenorrhoea. Sampling technique was Non probability purposive sampling technique was adopted. The model of this study was developed from Titler et al (2004) Effectiveness model. Menstrual pain perception level was measured by using numerical pain scale and primary dysmenorrhoea discomfort was assessed by primary dysmenorrhoea discomfort assessing rating scale. Muscle stretching exercise was given to the subjects five days per week about 30 min, under the supervision of investigator. Result of the study had shown significant effect of muscle stretching exercises on pain and discomfort during primary dysmenorrhoea. This is proved by paired‘t’ test. The paired ‘t’ value for pain and exercise was16.09 (p < 0.05) and the paired‘t’ value for discomfort during primary dysmenorrhoea and exercise was14.08 (p<0.05).So it was statistically proved that muscle stretching exercise was effective to reduce pain and discomfort during primary dysmenorrhoea. So this study concluded that muscle stretching exercise is very suitable and practicable therapy of non pharmacological measure for managing pain and discomfort of primary dysmenorrhoea among adolescent girls with primary dysmenorrhoea.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg. No:301220455
Uncontrolled Keywords: effectiveness ; muscle stretching exercises ; pain ; discomfort ; primary dysmenorrhoea ; B.Sc Nursing students ; KMCH College of Nursing ; Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 16:13
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 16:13
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/9562

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