DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20181029

Effectiveness of deep breathing and walking exercise in reducing menopausal symptoms among women at Karadivavi, India

Sreerenjini B., Muthulakshmi .

Abstract


Background: Menopause has been defined as the point in time of the last menstrual bleeding in a women’s life. Menopausal symptoms affect about 70% of women. The objectives of the study were assessment of the women for menopausal symptoms, assessment of the effectiveness of exercises in reducing menopausal symptoms and associate the demographic variables with menopausal symptoms.

Methods: One group pre test and post test design was adopted for the study. Allowable error method was adopted to select the desired sample. The sample size was 30. Demographic profile and menopausal symptoms information were collected. Menopausal symptoms were assessed by Menopausal rating scale. The data collected were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics method. Paired ‘t’ test was used to compare the pretest and posttest level of menopausal symptoms.

Results: Majority of the women (80%) had moderate menopausal symptoms before practice of deep breathing and walking exercise. After practicing exercises only four women had mild menopausal symptoms and 70% of the women relieved from joint pain. Association was found between age at first conception, number of conception, medical problems with pretest menopausal symptoms score.

Conclusions: This study review shows that Deep breathing and walking exercise was helpful in reduction of menopausal symptoms among menopausal women. This result can be potentially employed as one of the complementary therapy in the reduction of menopausal symptoms.


 


Keywords


Exercises, Menopause, Menopausal symptoms

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