:: Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences- NO 6, 2021 ::
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The effect of taping therapy on primary dysmenorrhea severity and premenstrual syndrome in students
Soheila Rabiepour1 , Seyran Khezri 2
1- Reproductive Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2- Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran , seyran.khezri.m@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: The aim of this study was to determine The effect of taping therapy on primary dysmenorrhea and premenstrual syndrome university students of Sardasht universities in 1997-98.
Materials and Methods: The research community of this study was a controlled clinical trial with pre-test and post-test, an available sample of 50 female students with moderate to severe dysmenorrhea and mild to moderate premenstrual syndrome, which was randomly divided into two groups by blocking method, Control (n = 25) and intervention (n = 25). The intervention group received the tape, the control group did not receive anything but were attended in a free training class session. The questionnaires used in this study included demographic and menstrual characteristics questionnaire, visual analog scale questionnaire, and Moos menstrual distress questionnaire. The data obtained from these questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive statistics and independent t-test and paired t-test.
Results:  There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups in terms of mean age, body mass index, physical activity index, economic status, dysmenorrhea and menstrual distress scores, and premenstrual syndrome before the intervention. The severity of dysmenorrhea in the intervention group was significantly different from the control group (P = 0.02) after the intervention. Changes in the severity of dysmenorrhea in both groups were significant before and after the intervention (P = 0.002). Changes in premenstrual syndrome were not significant in two groups before and after the intervention (P = 0.32). There was no significant difference between all of the menstrual distress dimensions except changes in the "control" dimension before and after the intervention (P = 0.03).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that taping therapy could reduce dysmenorrhea but were not effective in premenstrual symptoms.
Keywords: Dysmenorrhea, Premenstrual syndrome, Taping therapy, experimental study
Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2020/08/5 | Accepted: 2021/01/12

Ethics code: IR.UMSU.REC.1398.044

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