Comparison the effects of two month exercise of Pilates, aerobic and vitamin B6 intake on the symptoms of premenstrual-syndrome in Sedentaryadult girls

Samadi, Z.; Valiani, M.; Taghian, F.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p48
Academic Journal
Introduction: Premenstrual-syndrome (PMS) is a set of painful physical, psychological and behavioral changes that occur in the luteal phase of period and lead to disordering in individual relationships and normal activities. Physical activity is the most important factor in curing the PMS and is the best way to decrease stress and to make balance in chemical splash in brain. Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 80sedentaryadult girls of Khorasgan Islamic Azad University (Isfahan, Iran). They aged 18-25 years old and had been diagnosed with PMS. Symptoms of PMS were recorded using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28), Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventory, and a menstrual diary. After collecting personal and medical information, the participants were allocated to three experimental groups (Pilates, aerobic and pyridoxine) and a control group. Assessments were performed during the first-third menstrual periods (pre-test, mid-test, and post-test, respectively). One way and repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to analyze the data. Results: The results show that physical and psychological symptoms reduced after 4 (p<0.001) and 8 (p<0.001) weeks exercise. Also the results indicate that the mean score in decreasing physical symptoms in Pilates exercise and Aerobic was the same but the mean score in decreasing psychological symptoms in Pilates was more than Aerobic exercise and both of them were more than vitaminsB6 and control group (p<0.05). Conclusion: Results indicate that physical activities and vitaminsB-6 lead in reducing the symptoms of PMS.


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