Effect of Myofascial Release on pain and health-related quality of life females with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: A two group pre-test post-test study design

Published: 16 May 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/6sgt8vv8m3.1


AIM: To determine the efficacy of the MFR on health related quality of life and pain in females with AUB. OBJECTIVES 1. To find the effect of MFR treatment on pain in the females with AUB. 2. To find the effectiveness of MFR treatment on health-related quality of life in females with AUB METHODOLOGY It is a two group pre-test post-test experimental design. Patients were recruited using purposive sampling and randomized using block randomization with a matrix design 6 x 5 into two groups i.e. Group 1 [myofascial release (MFR) and pharmacology] and Group 2 (pharmacology only); random allocation was done using Sequentially Numbered, Opaque Sealed Envelope (SNOSE) method. The primary researcher was blinded to the randomization procedure. Inclusion criteria included females with idiopathic AUB, age group from 18-40years,and Body mass index 20-30kg/m2 and exclusion criteria included other causes of AUB, Pregnant females, recent incontinence surgery, neurogenic bladder, and other pelvic disorders The sample size was calculated using G power software priori analysis version The total sample size estimated was 30 and total of 27 females were recruited. Treatment procedure included myofascial release of all the major diaphragms of the body i.e. hyoid release, abdominal diaphragm, pelvic diaphragm, thoracic outlet release and dural tube release. The intervention was provided for twice a week for 2 weeks. Endometrial Health Profile-5(EHP-5) was used as outcome measure to assess the quality of life. And Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for measuring the pain. Assessment was done at baseline and after 4 weeks. RESULT: There was significant improvement in pain post-intervention in experimental group as compare to control group. However, the quality of life did not showed any significant improvement in both the groups. Although, improvement was more in experimental group more than control group in quality of life.


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The data was collected and entered into SPSS 20. the data was analyzed for the results. the data was studied to find the effect of MFR on Pain and quality of life. Visual analogue scale and Endometrial Health Profile-5 were used as outcome measure for pre and post analyses.


Maharishi Markandeshwar University


Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy