Abstract Title:

The impact of yoga upon female patients suffering from hypothyroidism.

Abstract Source:

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Aug ;17(3):132-4. Epub 2010 Dec 18. PMID: 21742277

Abstract Author(s):

Poonam Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Rachna Dave, Rakhi Udainiya

Article Affiliation:

Department of Psychology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 462026, Madhya Pradesh, India.


OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of yoga on the quality of life of female hypothyroid patients.

DESIGN: The WHO Quality of Life Scale(22) was used to assess the quality of life of 20 female hypothyroid patients. Subjects attended one hour yoga sessions daily for a period of one month. A pretest-post-test research design was used for data analysis.

RESULTS: Patients' quality of life scores following the yoga program were greater than scores obtained prior to undertaking yoga (p < 0.01). Patients also reported significant improvement in their perception of the overall quality of life and of their health post yoga intervention.

CONCLUSIONS: It can be concluded that yoga is valuable in helping the hypothyroid patients to manage their disease-related symptoms. Yoga may be considered as supportive or complementary therapy in conjunction with medical therapy for the treatment of hypothyroid disorder.

Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Yoga : CK(3023) : AC(340)

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