A Quasi experimental study to assess the effectiveness of Yoga on Menopausal Symptoms among post Menopausal women in selected areas of Punjab.
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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.
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.
It concludes that Yoga as complementary intervention was effective in reducing menopausal symptoms in post menopausal women.
Yoga, Menopausal symptoms, Post menopausal women.