Author(s): Meenakshi Bisht, N.V.Muninarayanappa, Nageshewar V, A.S.Agasthiya.
This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of acupressure on menstrual pain perception among adolescent girls with dysmenorrhea in Teerthanker Mahaveer girl’s hostel at Moradabad. The main aim of this study was to assess the effect of acupressure on menstrual pain perception among adolescent girls, living in the girl’s hostel. A quantitative research approach was adopted and sample was from the adolescent’s girls who are living in girl’s hostel. Structured Andrea Mankoski pain scale was used to measure the level of pain perception. Collected data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Level of pain perception was tabulated by mean and comparisons in pain perception were known using standard deviation ‘Unpaired T’ test. Association was measured by chi-square test. The study revealed that, during pre test, 5% adolescent girls had mild pain, 88.33% had moderate pain and 6.67% had severe pain during menstrual pain perception. Contrary to this, post test revealed 3.34% adolescent girl had no pain , 43.33% had mild pain and 53.33% had moderate pain during menstrual pain perception. The difference in pain perception reveled that experimental group have mean score of 3.47 with standard deviation of 2.21, while control group have mean score of 4.27 and standard deviation of 1.08. Key Words: Effectiveness, Acupressure, Adolescent girls, Dysmenorrhea.