Nurteti Putri Dewi, Sri Utami, Sofiana Sofiana


Dysmenorrhea is an excessive pain during menstruation caused by uncoordinated uterine
contrauctions. There were some pain managements for dysmenorrhea, one of them was autogenic
relaxation. This study aims to determine the effectiveness autogenic relaxation against the intensity
of dysmenorrhea. The research design used in this study was “pre- experiment” with “one group
pretest-postest” only. The sample in this research were the VII grade students of Junior High
School 3 Pekanbaru, the total sample were 17 experiment respondendents who taken by using
accidental sampling techniques. The measuring instrument used was observation sheets. The
analysis were univariate and bivariate analysis by using Wilcoxon tests. The result showed
significant reduction of intensity dysmenorrhea on experimental group after the group has given the
relaktation autogenic with p value (0,000) < ά (0,05). It means autogenic relaxation was effective to
reduce the intensity of dysmenorrhea. The result of this study is expected to be an alternative to
handling the dysmenorrhea for young women.

Keyword: Autogenic relaxation, dysmenorrhea, menstruation

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