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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 117) Last page : ( 124)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00030.1

A Quasi experimental study to assess the effectiveness of Yoga on Menopausal Symptoms among post Menopausal women in selected areas of Punjab.

Ms. Kaur Sarabjeet1,*, Ms Asha2, Ms Lal Mercy Madan3

1Lecturer, Dasmesh College of Nursing, Faridkot, Punjab

2Assistant Professor, State Institute of Nursing and Para Medical Sciences Badal, Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

3Assistant Professor, State Institute of Nursing and Para Medical Sciences Badal, Muktsar sahib, Punjab

*Corresponding Author E-mail: drsarab15@gmail.com

Online published on 22 May, 2019.

Abstract

Introduction

Menopause is an opportunity for the fullest blossoming of a woman's power, wisdom and creativity. The majority of women report hot flushes, mood swings, anxiety, irritability Insomnia developing with increasing severity in the menopausal transition and becoming incessant in the years following last menstrual period. A menopausal natural remedy such as yoga can help immensely in curing menopausal symptoms.

Materials and methods

A Quantitative Research approach, quasi experimental in which non randomized Control Group Design was used to conduct this research study. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select 60 post menopausal women (30 in experimental and 30 in control group). Study was conducted in Gurudwaras of community areas of Shaheed Bal winder Nagar, Green Avenue of Faridkot Punjab. Pre interventional menopausal symptoms was assessed through interview method by using Menopause rating scale in both group Yoga has been provided for 21 days to post menopausal women of experimental group only. Post interventional menopausal symptoms was assessed through interview method by using menopausal rating scale from both groups.

Results

The findings of the study revealed that Mean pre interventional Total menopausal score was 16.83±6.09 which decreased to 8.8±3.73 after providing yoga and was statistically significant at p<0.05 level of significance. In control group, Mean pre interventional Total menopausal score was 16.93±4.29 which slightly increased to 17.16± 3.07 in post interventional. There was association of Marital status with pre interventional and Dietary pattern with pre and post interventional menopausal symptoms of experimental group which was statistically significant at p<0.05 level of significance.

Conclusion

It concludes that Yoga as complementary intervention was effective in reducing menopausal symptoms in post menopausal women.

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Keywords

Yoga, Menopausal symptoms, Post menopausal women.

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