Paper Information

Journal:   JUNDISHAPUR SCIENTIFIC MEDICAL JOURNAL   2011 , Volume 10 , Number 1 (70); Page(s) 81 To 88.
 
Paper:  THE EFFECT OF FENNEL ON THE PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA IN STUDENTS OF SHAHREKORD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Author(s):  DELARAM M.*, FOROUZANDEH N.
 
* SHAHREKORD, RAHMATIEH-SHAHREKORD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, SHAHREKORD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background and Objective: Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common disorders in women and its main treatment is non – steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. Due to side effects of chemical drugs and traditionally use of fennel as sedative plant, the aim of this study was to detect the effect of fennel on primary dysmenorrhea.
Subjects and Methods: In this single blind clinical trial, sixty students in Shahrekord university of medical sciences with primary dysmenorrhea were randomly selected in two groups receiving fennel and placebo. For data collection, we used record information form and visual analogue scale. At the end of first and second month after the intervention, the severity of dysmenorrhea was detected and compared with before. Data analized by SPSS, using chi-square, t and paired manwitney tests and P<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Mean of dysmenorrhea scores was similar before the intervention in two groups, but at the end of first month after the intervention, it was 10.67±6.07 in fennel group and 16.11±6.35 in placebo group, and after the end of second month following the intervention it was 9.29±6.18 in fennel versus 15.94±7.43 in placebo group (P<0.05).
Conclusion: probably the Fennel extract can reduce the primary dysmenorrhea. The researches with more samples and longer time are suggested.
 
Keyword(s): PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA, FENNEL, PLACEBO, PAIN INTENSITY, STUDENT
 
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