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

Authors

  • Abhishek Chaturvedi1 , Asha Kamath2 , Gayathry Nayak,3, Anjali Rao4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1409

Keywords:

State and trait anxiety, Yoga, Physical exercise, Perimenopause, Cortisol

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 trait anxiety than the physical exercise in women experiencing perimenopausal symptoms.

Author Biography

Abhishek Chaturvedi1 , Asha Kamath2 , Gayathry Nayak,3, Anjali Rao4

1 Senior Grade Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College Manipal campus,

2 Professor, Department of Data Science, Prasanna School of Public Health, 3 Former Associate Professor,

Department of Yoga, Kasturba Medical College, Former Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba

Medical College, Manipal, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education,

Manipal, Karnataka, India

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Abhishek Chaturvedi1 , Asha Kamath2 , Gayathry Nayak,3, Anjali Rao4. (2020). Effect of Yoga Therapy on State and Trait Anxiety in Perimenopausal Women: A Non-Randomized Controlled Study. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 273-278. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1409