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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 169) Last page : ( 173)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00035.1

A Study to Assess the effectiveness of Yoga Therapy on Menopausal Symptoms among the Postmenopausal women in selected rural areas at Madurai District

Dr. Shanthi P.*

Vice Principal, Meenakshi College of Nursing, Madurai

*Corresponding Author Email: shanthiilango@yahoo.com

Online published on 15 May, 2019.

Abstract

A study to assess the effectiveness of yoga therapy on menopausal symptoms. To find out the pre and posttest level of menopausal symptoms among the postmenopausal women in the experimental and the control group. To evaluate the effect of yoga therapy on menopausal symptoms among postmenopausal women. The conceptual framework for the study was derived from general system theory. It was developed by Von Ludwig Bertanlaffy (1972), credited with originating the idea of general system.

Methodology

The research design selected for the study was experimental pre and posttest design control group. The posttest II mean score was significantly lesser in the experimental group than the posttest II mean score of the control group.

Findings

There was a significant reduction in posttest II than the posttest I score in the experimental group than the control group. Therefore, there was a significant reduction on menopausal symptoms among postmenopausal women in the experimental group, it is inferred that the intervention was effective in reducing the menopausal symptoms. There is a significant association between the menopausal symptoms and the demographic variables namely, educational status (χ2value= 9.12 at p'value 0.26). There is a significant association between the pretest level of menopausal symptoms and the demographic variable namely, when the menstrual cycle first became irregular (χ2-value= 14.20 at p’ value 0.002), sterilization (χ2-value=4.43 at p’ value 0.035).

Recommendations

The researcher suggested that regular practice of yoga therapy were effective in minimizing the menopausal symptoms. A comparative study can be conducted between rural and urban women.

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Keywords

Quality of Life of women (QOL), Women undergone hysterectomy, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Menopausal Symptoms, Postmenopausal Women, World Menopause Day, Hot Flash, Yoga therapy-Vitamin Y and Line diagram.

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