Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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Effectiveness of Acupressure on Pre Menstrual Syndrome among Adolescent Girls

Address:   Prof. P. Padmavathi1, Dr. N. Kokilavani2, Dr. RajaSankar3
1Principal, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Ganapathypuram, No -1 Ranganoor Road, Muniyappankovil, Pallakkapalyam (PO), Sankagiri West Via, Thiruchengodu (TK), Namakkal Dist – 637303.
2Principal, Adhiparasakthi College Of Nursing, Melmaruvathur
3Professor, Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences (MAPIMS), Melmaruvathur
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Background: Premenstrual syndrome is the most common of gynecologic complaints. It affects half of all female adolescents today and represents the leading cause of periodic college/school absenteeism among that population. Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of acupressure on Premenstrual syndrome among adolescents. Design: Two group pretest and posttest True experimental design was adopted for the study. Setting: Government girls Secondary School, Erode. Participants: 40 adolescent girls with Premenstrual syndrome fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by simple random sampling. Methods: A pre-test was conducted by using premenstrual symptoms assessment scale. Immediately after pre-test acupressure was given once in a week for 6 weeks and again post test was conducted to assess the effectiveness of treatment. Collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: In posttest, the mean score of the control group sample was 177.3 (SD= 2.5) and the experimental group mean score was 70.8 (SD = 10.71) with Paired‘t ‘value of 19.2 and 31.9. This showed that the acupressure was more effective in enhancing the practice of the sample regarding Premenstrual syndrome. There was a statistically no significant association found between the post test scores of the sample with their demographic variables. Conclusion: The findings imply that acupressure was effective in reducing the premenstrual syndrome among adolescent girls.
Effectiveness, Acupressure, Premenstrual syndrome, adolescents.
P. Padmavathi, N. Kokilavani, RajaSankar. Effectiveness of Acupressure on Pre Menstrual Syndrome among Adolescent Girls. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 3(2): April-June, 2015; Page 119-123
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