ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EFFECT OF CLINICAL YOGA PACKAGE ON QUALITY OF LIFE OF PERIMENOPAUSAL WOMEN: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Sijna V P *, Shobhana M C
Abstract: Menopause is the most critical stage of women’s lives. The transition phase to menopause has an important influence on women’s physical, physiological and emotional wellbeing and overall quality of life. One of the major aims of health for all in the 21st century is the improvement in the quality of life. Aim and objective is to evaluate the effect of clinical yoga packages on the quality of life of perimenopausal women. It is a randomized controlled trial conducted in the Clinical research institute of yoga and Ayurveda under the department of Swasthavritta, Vaidyaratnam P S Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal. A total number of 40 participants were selected by using a prepared questionnaire. The participants were randomly assigned into the study group (received yoga) (n = 20) and control group (not received yoga) (n = 20). Menopause specific Quality of Life questionnaire was used to assess the quality of life in both groups before and after 60 days. For the study group, a clinical yoga program was conducted for 60 days. The paired t-test was used to compare the changes within the group and the unpaired t-test was used to compare between the groups. The results showed that there was a statistically significant difference in the study group (P < 0.05). Concluded that quality of life on perimenopausal women could be improved with a clinical yoga package for 60 days. Thus, implementing appropriate educational programs to promote the quality of life in perimenopausal women is recommended.
Keyword: Yoga, Perimenopause, Quality of Life