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Different of Influence between Abdominal Exercise and Warm Compress on the Change of Dysmenorrhea

By Anshar Anshar, Darwis Durahim, Sudaryanto Sudaryanto and Sitti Muthia


Reproductive health is an important issue for teenagers. The earliest change appear in young women is the onset of menstruation, which can lead to dysmenorrhea. This study aimed to examined the difference of influence between abdominal exercise and warm compresses on dysmenorrhea changes to be used to overcome dysmenorrhea problems. The type of this study was quasi experiments conducted on female college student level IV Physiotherapy Program of Health Polytechnic of Makassar in March - June 2017. The sample size was 20 people divided randomly into 2 groups i.e treatment group (Abdominal Exercise and Kinesio Taping) as many as 10 people, and control group (Warm Compress and Kinesio Tapping) as many as 10 people. Wilcoxon test result in treatment group obtained p value = 0,004 (p <0,05) while result in control group obtained value p = 0,005 (p <0,05). This showed the effect on each treatment. Based on the test of different group by using test of Wann-Whitney test obtained value p = 0,002 (p <0,05), which showed the difference of influence between treatment group and control group. Intervention of abdominal exercise and kinesio taping is more effective in dysmenorrhea changes compared with warm compress and kinesio tapping interventions. It is recommended for female students or adolescents who have dysmenorrhea to apply abdominal exercise and kinesio taping interventions

Topics: Abdominal Exercise, Kinesio Tapping, Warm Compress, Visual Analoge Scale and Dysmenorrhea.
Publisher: International Scientific Research and Researchers Association (ISRRA)
Year: 2018
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