Effect of pulsed electromagnetic field versus aerobic exercises on women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A single-blind randomized controlled trial

  • Abstract
  • FullTEXT
  • Additional info
  • Attachments
  • Related items
  • Video

Aim:  Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) produces symptoms in approximately 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age (12–45 years old). It is thought to be one of the leading causes of female infertility and the most frequent endocrine problem in women of reproductive age.  This study was an attempt to compare the effect of pulsed electromagnetic field versus aerobic exercise on women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Material and Method: Thirty obese PCOS women participated in this study; their age ranged between 20 and 35 years. They were randomly and equally allocated to two groups: Group A which composed of 15 women who received PEMF and Group B which composed of 15 women who followed a program of aerobic exercises in the form of walking on the treadmill for 40min/session, all participants in both groups had 3 sessions/week for 12 weeks, in addition to their prescribed diet. Evaluations of both groups (A&B) were performed before and after the study by measuring their weight, body mass index (BMI), C-reactive protein (CRP), luteinizing hormone (LH)/follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) ratio. Results: Statistical analysis revealed that there was a significant reduction (p <0.05) in weight, BMI, CRP, and LH/FSH ratio in the post- treatment condition compared with the pretreatment one in both groups. Regarding between-subject effects, there was a significant reduction (p < 0.05) in CRP and LH/FSH ratio in Group A compared with Group B, with no significant differences in weight and BMI between both groups (p > 0.05). Discussion: Pulsed electromagnetic field was more effective than aerobic exercise in reducing CRP and LH/FSH ratio in PCOS women with no difference in their effect on the body weight or the BMI.

Additional Info

  • Recieved: 29.11.2018
  • Accepted: 14.01.2019
  • Published Online: 16.01.2019
  • Printed: 01.11.2019
  • DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.6101
  • Author: Marwa Esmael Hasanin Esmael, Gehan A Abdelsamea, Azza Barmoud Nashed
  • Identifier: DOI: 10.4328/ACAM.6101
  • Index Page: 676-81
  • How to Cite: Marwa Esmael Hasanin Esmael, Gehan A Abdelsamea, Azza Barmoud Nashed. Effect of pulsed electromagnetic field versus aerobic exercises on women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A single-blind randomized controlled trial
  • Running Title: Effect of electromagnetic field on polycystic ovary syndrome
Download attachments:

Last Issued ACAM

Covers ACAM

Article & Author Search ACAM

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.