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Dysmenorrhoea is menstruation with pain involving abdominal cramps. It can affect females daily life activities and productivity. Aim of the study is to find the effectiveness of exercise and various stretching techniques used as a treatment protocol for primary dysmenorrhoea. Forty-five students were selected based on a questionnaire. Out of this, 38 subjects were selected and divided into two groups as the control group (n=19) and the experimental group (n=19). Each group were given separate exercise protocol. The post-test value will be taken after eight weeks (2 menstrual cycles). The exercises were performed from the sixth day of the menstrual cycle. The results were determined from the statistical analysis. It has been revealed that there is a significant improvement in the experimental group than the control group. In the control group, the pre-test mean is 7.84, with the standard deviation being 1.30 and the post-test mean 5.10 with a standard deviation of 1.96. P-value in the control group was less than 0.0001. In the experimental group, the pre-test mean is 7.52, with the standard deviation being 1.54 and the post-test mean being 4.57 and a standard deviation of 2.19. P-value in the experimental group was less than 0.0001. The overall results show that there is a significant improvement in pain (VAS) in both treatment groups. The results obtained suggested that both strengthening and stretching techniques have a positive effect on the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea. The improvement is more significant in the experimental group.

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Primary dysmenorrhoea Exercise technique Strengthening exercise Isometric exercise Stretching exercise

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Sujatha B, Jagatheesan Alagesan, Tinu Priya R, & Sarumathi S. (2020). Physical intervention to relieve pain in women with primary dysmenorrhoeaA new perspective. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 5071-5075. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i4.3103