Abstract Title:

Yoga for menstrual pain in primary dysmenorrhea: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Abstract Source:

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2019 Aug ;36:94-99. Epub 2019 Jun 25. PMID: 31383452

Abstract Author(s):

Sang-Dol Kim

Article Affiliation:

Sang-Dol Kim


OBJECTIVES: To assess the overall effect size of the impact of yoga on menstrual pain in primary dysmenorrhea.

METHODS: Randomized controlled trials that were published in the English language until December 2018 in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library electronic databases were searched. The methodologies from 4 trials conducted on 230 participants with primary dysmenorrhea were included in this meta-analysis to compare the effects that performing a yoga program has on menstrual pain (n = 129) to the effects of not performing yoga (n = 101).

RESULTS: The overall effect size of the impact of a yoga program on menstrual pain in primary dysmenorrhea was high with a standardized mean difference of -2.09 (-3.99 to -0.19) (p = 0.031) among the effect sizes of the 4 trials (95% confidence interval).

CONCLUSIONS: Yoga is an effective intervention for alleviating menstrual pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea.

Study Type : Meta Analysis
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Therapeutic Actions : Yoga : CK(3023) : AC(340)

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