A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Deep Breathing Exercises On Menopausal Symptoms among Menopausal Women in Selected Area of District Solan, Himachal PradeshJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2022-01-05
Authors : Anita Kumari; Jyotshana Kumari;
Page : 175-177
Keywords : Effectiveness; deep breathing exercises; menopausal symptoms; menopausal women; menopause;
Background: Menopause is one of the difficult phases in the life of a woman. Today?s women are assumed to spend one third of life in postmenopausal phase and significant number of women link the physical changes of old age with menopause. The health of women during menopause is the accumulation of physical and emotional experience extending over the life span. The menopausal problems of women always make them so tired. So, they need treatment and health education regarding menopausal care and prevention of problem. Objectives: to determine the severity of menopausal symptoms among menopausal women in experimental group and control group, to find the post-test of menopausal symptoms score among menopausal women in experimental group and control group, to evaluate the effectiveness of deep breathing exercise on menopausal symptoms among menopausal women in experimental group and to find the association of menopausal symptoms score among experimental group and control group with selected demographic variables. Methodology: The researcher used a Quasi experimental one group pre test post test design and Quantitative research approach for this study. A sample size of 40 menopausal women were selected by using convenient sampling technique (20 in experimental group and 20 in control group) in the village of Oachghat district Solan, Himachal Pradesh. The Pre test and post test menopausal symptoms were assessed by using standardized LAJ Heinemann Menopausal Rating Scale. Result: The results reveals that in experimental group, menopausal symptom pre-test & post-test mean difference score was 14.50 shows an effectiveness of Deep breathing exercises. There was a statistically Significant difference between pre and post test score for menopausal symptoms among memopausal women in experimental group at (p=0.001) level. There is significant association between the level of score and demographic variables age in years and type of family. The Chi-square value of demographic variable, age in years is 6.68 and type of family is 9.63 i. e., more than their calculated table value at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: Study concluded that, the deep breathing exercises had significant effect in reduction of menopausal symptoms among menopausal women.
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