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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 7, Issue 10, Part F (2021)

Effect of relaxation therapy on quality of life in post-menopausal woman: An experimental study

Author(s)
Dr. Pragya Jain, Dr. Siddhi Tendulkar and Dr. Sucheta Golhar
Abstract
Background: Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. Physiological changes related to menopause are physical symptoms, weight changes, articular and muscular changes, fitness changes, vascular changes, skin changes and psychological aspects. Relaxation is a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind and body. It also relieves the pathological tension within the muscles. Jacobson’s method of relaxation works on the principle of peripheralist mechanism. It leads to activation of parasympathetic nervous system, thus reducing the skeletal muscle tone. This study aims in determining the effect of relaxation therapy on quality of life in post-menopausal woman
Method: The study was conducted on 25 menopausal women between the age group of 48 to 58 years. It was an experimental study in which random sampling was done. Various factors were assessed like hot flushes, night sweats, poor memory, aching in muscles and joints etc. using MENQOL questionnaire.
Results: This study evaluated 25(n) subjects out of which 17 females (68%) were between the age group of 48 to 52 and 8 females (32%) were between the age group of 53 to 58. The mean value of MENQOL questionnaire pre experiment was 106.76 whereas post experiment was 49.12. Paired t-test was done to compare MENQOL Questionnaire scores which showed p value<0.0001 which is considered extremely significant.
Conclusion: Relaxation therapy was effective in improving the quality of life in post-menopausal woman.
Pages: 359-362  |  115 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Pragya Jain, Dr. Siddhi Tendulkar, Dr. Sucheta Golhar. Effect of relaxation therapy on quality of life in post-menopausal woman: An experimental study. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(10):359-362.
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