Impact of Different Exercise Techniques on Menstrual Pain Severity in Postacute Covid-19 Women

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Menna Allah Mohammed Abbas
Amira Mohamed Afify
Ahmed Mahmoud Sayed


Primary Dysmenorrhea; COVID-19; Exercise Techniques; Isometric Exercises; stretching exercises


Background: The purpose of this investigation was to determine the impact of different exercise techniques on menstrual pain severity in post-acute covid-19 women.
Methods: Thirty post-acute COVID-19 women suffering from primary menstrual pain. Their body mass index ranged from 25 to 35 kg/m2, and their age was between 18 and 25 years old. They were split up into two groups randomly. The control group (n=15) were instructed to avoid regular physical exercise during the study period, and the exercise group (n=15) were requested to perform set of home-based exercise protocol, from the fourth day of the menstrual cycle till the onset of the second menstrual cycle. Both groups were examined for pain intensity Pre-treatment and post-treatment using visual analogue scale (VAS).
Results: Menstrual pain intensity was significantly reduced in the exercise group (p=0.000) but not statistically different in the control group (p=0.089).
Conclusion: Different exercise techniques has a positive impact on menstrual pain severity in post-acute covid-19 women. Therefore, it can be recommended for menstrual pain relief in post-acute covid-19 women to promote their daily activities, independent living and quality of life.

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