Effect of Yoga Therapy on State and Trait Anxiety in Perimenopausal Women: A Non-Randomized Controlled Study

Chaturvedi, Abhishek and Kamath, Asha and Nayak, Gayathry and Rao, Anjali (2020) Effect of Yoga Therapy on State and Trait Anxiety in Perimenopausal Women: A Non-Randomized Controlled Study. Medico-Legal Update, 20 (3). pp. 273-278. ISSN 0971-720X

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Abstract

High rates of anxiety symptoms have been reported in early or late perimenopausal women. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of 12-week Hatha yoga on state and trait anxiety score in perimenopausal women and to compare it with physical exercise (control) group. 247 women aged between 40 and 60 years experiencing perimenopausal symptoms were recruited, after 12.5 % loss to follow up, 216 women participated either in a yoga group (n=111) or a physical exercise group (n=105). The intervention in the yoga or control group consisted of a lecture, demonstration and practice session of 45 minutes each day for 12 weeks. State and trait anxiety was assessed using STAI inventory. State and trait anxiety was reduced significantly in the yoga group but not in the control group. Yoga intervention is effective in reducing state and rait anxiety than the physical exercise in women experiencing perimenopausal symptoms

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: State and trait anxiety; Yoga; Physical exercise; Perimenopause; Cortisol
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Departments at MU > Public Health
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Yoga
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 09:03
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2020 09:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156044

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