Effect of Yoga on Primary Dysmenorrhoea In Adolescent School Girls


  • Anushree G N M.Sc., Research Student, SVYASA deemed to be University, Bengaluru, India
  • Satyapriya Maharana Associate Professor, SVYASA, deemed to be University, Bengaluru, India
  • Mangesh Pandey Assistant Professor, SVYASA deemed to be University, Bengaluru, India


Yoga, Primary dysmenorrhea, Pain scale, Adolescence girls, Perceived stress scale.


Primary Dysmenorrhea is a common gynecological complaint among adolescent girls refers to painful menstrual periods with cramps in the lower abdominal region, which can contribute to significant physical and emotional distress. Yoga has been proved to be safe and simple treatment for dysmenorrhea. Objectives: The objectives of the present study to assess the effect of yoga in primary dysmenorrhea. Methodology: A two group pre-post experimental study design has been conducted on 60 adolescent girls having the symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea from Kitturu Rani Chennamma Residential School of girls, Kadabahalli, Mandya District, Karnataka, age range between 13-16 years were included for this study and divided into two groups yoga & control. Participants with physical & mental challenged, associated with any other medical condition, PCOD condition, endometrioses any pelvic pathology and acute infections were excluded from the study. Informed consent has been taken from the children & from the school authority. Yoga groups practiced a set of yoga intervention daily one hour for one month and control group followed the regular routine activity. Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Attitude & belief scale & pain quality assessment scale has been assessed before the intervention & after the yoga intervention. Results: Pain quality assessment scale reduced (27.57%, p<0.001), Perceived Stress Scale reduced (33.94 %, p<0.001) & Attitude and Belief Assessment Scale improved (18.11 %, p<0.001) in yoga group compared to control group after intervention.Conclusion: One-month practice of yoga helps in reducing the pain and stress levels in adolescent girls with primary dysmenorrhea.




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Anushree G N, Satyapriya Maharana, & Mangesh Pandey. (2023). Effect of Yoga on Primary Dysmenorrhoea In Adolescent School Girls. Asian Pacific Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 6(1), 4–10. Retrieved from https://apjnh.com/index.php/apjnh/article/view/46