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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Introduction:Dysmenorrhea is a very common disorder among young women, and includes symptoms such as pain andÂ aniety. Sesame with scientific name of sesamum indicum has anti-agonal and anti-pain effects. Considering the routine and harmless consumption of sesame seeds, Â this research aimed to study the effect of consuming sesame (sesamum indicum) on primary dysmenorrhea in 18-25 year old female students at Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences (RUMS)
Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial, 24 female students with dysmenorrhea in dormitory of RUMS were selected using stratified random sampling. Two days before and 3 days after the menstruation they consumed 15 grams of sesame seeds every day. Severity of dysmenorrhea was measured by Visual Analog Scale (VAS) in one period without consuming sesame and 2 periods with consuming sesame. Data was collected by questionnaires and was analyzed using one-way repeated measures ANOVA.
Results: The mean and standard deviation of age of students was 21.60Â±2.43 years. Results showed that pain of dysmenorrhea and amount of consuming sedatives were statistically decreased in periods with the consumption of sesame (P