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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 10
First page : ( 4447) Last page : ( 4451)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00814.4

Impact of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training with behavioral Modification and Yoga on Pain and Psychological distress in Vulvodynia-A Double Blinded Randomized Control Trials

Rajalaxmi V.1,*, Shalini V.2, Yuvarani G.3, Tharani G.3, Dhanalakshmi S.4

1Vice Principal, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai-600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

2BPT Student, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai-600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

3Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai-600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

4Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai-600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rajalaxmi.physio@drmgrdu.ac.in

Online published on 20 December, 2018.

Abstract

Objective

A study to analyze the efficacy of Pelvic floor muscle training and yogain vulvodynia.

Background Of The Study

Vulvodynia is a chronic vulvar pain condition. It is a heterogeneous and multifactorial gynecological condition with an estimated prevalence 9–12% broad and substantial effect on quality of life due to physical disabilities, psychological distress and sexual dysfunction. It estimates to affect 4–8% of women at any one time and 10–20% in their lifetime. The age range is board, from children (rarely) to women 80 years and older, but most women with this disorder are between 20 and 50 years of age. The pain usually is present during and after bicycle riding, tampon insertion, prolonged sitting, and wearing tight clothes. In some women the pain is spontaneous.

Methodology

A total of 40 subjects among 50 female volunteers with vulvodynia were taken by simple random sampling method into the experimental study at A.C.S Medical College and hospital for 2 months using pelvic floor muscle exercise training with behavioral modifications and yoga with an inclusion criteria age group of 20 to 50 years, vulvar pain present for at least 6 months, vulvar symptoms of pain, itching, burning and/or tenderness of the vulva and exclusion criteria active Vulvovaginal infection and severe mental illness. The measurement will take by using short form McGill pain questionnaire, VAS, Kessler Psychological distress scale(K10).

Result

The statistical analyze shows that there was a significant difference between the mean values of the two groups, group A pelvic floor exercise have more beneficial effect than the yoga for reducing the pain intensity.

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Keywords

Vulvodynia, Pelvic floor exercises, Yoga, short form of McGill pain questionnaire, Kessler Psychological distress scale (K10).

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