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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

IMPACT FACTOR (RJIF): 8.4

Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part A (2017)

Effect of mat Pilates exercises on pulmonary function parameter and quality of life of women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: An experimental trial

Effect of mat Pilates exercises on pulmonary function parameter and quality of life of women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: An experimental trial

Author(s)
Ganesh BR and Aarzu Bhavanagri (Noorani)
Abstract
Study Design: An experimental study
Background: Diabetes mellitus associated with reduced life expectancy, significant morbidity due to specific diabetes related microvascular complications, increased risk of macrovascular complication and diminished quality of life [1]. These changes also have adverse effect on the lungs of the patients.
Aims: To evaluate the effect of Mat Pilates exercise on pulmonary function parameters and quality of life in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Method: 30 females with type 2 diabetes mellitus between the ages 45-65 years were included in the study. Demographic data of each participant was obtained and Mat Pilates exercises were administrated for 45 minutes/day for 4 days a week for 2 weeks. Spirometeric tests were done pre and post intervention; the spirometeric parameters were FEV1, FVC and the ratio of FEV1/FVC. The change in quality of life was measured pre and post intervention.
Result: Statistically there is a significant difference between the pre and post pulmonary performance and quality of life. There was significant statistical difference between pre and post FEV1 average performance values with p-value is less than 5% significance level (p= <0.05).
Conclusion: Present study concludes that Mat Pilates exercises helps in maintaining pulmonary function and quality of life in type 2 diabetes mellitus females.
Pages: 12-15  |  959 Views  78 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ganesh BR, Aarzu Bhavanagri (Noorani). Effect of mat Pilates exercises on pulmonary function parameter and quality of life of women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: An experimental trial. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(8):12-15.
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