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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2013;11(1): 85-92.
스톤테라피와 하이드로테라피가 20-30대 미혼여성의 월경통 및 월경전증후군에 미치는 효과
안명희, 전소현, 윤영민
The Effect of Stonetherapy and Hydrotherapy on Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome of Unmarried Women in Their 20s-30s
Myeong Heui Ahn, So Hyun Jeon, Yeongmin Yoon
The purpose of this study was to examine a rationale for the utilization of stone therapy and hydrotherapy as effective nursing intervention. The subjects in this study were the unmarried women who were selected from among the female residents in the metropolitan area who were in their 20s and 30s. They got 5.0 or higher in menstrual pain when their menstrual pain was tested by the VAS, and their premenstrual syndrome scores were above 70. After they were divided into three experimental groups, an experiment was conducted 16 times for eight weeks, twice a week, 30 minutes each. Stone therapy was provided for the experimental group A, and hydrotherapy was provided for the experimental group B. Both of stone therapy and hydrotherapy were offered to the experimental group C. The VAS was utilized to check their menstrual pain, and the MDQ was used with some modifications to test their premenstrual syndrome. The collected data were analyzed by the statistical package SPSS 18.0, and Kruskal-Wallis was utilized to check the equivalence of the groups. Besides, Wilcoxon’s signed-ranks test was carried out to see whether there would be any changes after the experiment. As a result, there was a significant decrease in the menstrual pain of all the experimental groups A, B and C. In terms of changes in the psychological symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, the experimental group A underwent a significant decrease in psychological symptoms. The experimental groups B and C showed a decrease in that regard as well, but their change was short of the level of significance. As to changes in the physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, all the experimental groups A, B and C showed a significant decrease. The above-mentioned findings confirmed that stone therapy and hydrotherapy were very effective at relieving menstrual pain and had a partial effect on the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Key words: Woman, Dysmenorrhea, Premenstrual Syndrome, Prostaglandin, Stonetherapy, Hydrotherapy
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