The effect of six weeks yoga exercises on quality of life in infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Bahrami, Homa and Mohseni, Maryam and Amini, Leila and Karimian, Zahra (2019) The effect of six weeks yoga exercises on quality of life in infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 22 (5). pp. 18-26.

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Abstract

Introduction: Infertility is one of the main concerns of human societies and PCOS is considered as the most common reason of women's infertility due to ovulation disorders. Infertility has been considered as the main cause of psychopathy disorders and reduced quality of life in PCOS patients. Exercise is a non-pharmaceutical method in treatment of PCOS that yoga is a recommended exercise for this disease. This study was performed with aim to determine the effect of 6 weeks yoga on the quality of life in infertile women with PCOS. Methods: This clinical randomized trial was performed on 61 infertile women with PCOS undergoing infertility treatment referred to the Tehran Sarem Hospital in 2015-2015. The qualified subjects were divided to two groups of case and control. Then, all the subjects completed the demographic profile and fertility questionnaires and modified PCOS questionnaire. Then, the case group performed yoga for 6 weeks and the control group did not receive any intervention. After 6 weeks, the questionnaires were again completed. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 21) and independent t-test, paired t-test, Mann-Whitney, Chi-square, Mac-Nemar, and Wilcoxon test. P<0.05 was considered statistically significant Results: Yoga exercise for 6 weeks had significant effect on the scores of quality of life and Hirsotism (p=0.001), weight (p= 0.010), Acnea (p= 0.001), infertility (p= 0.001), Emotional (p<0.001), menstrual disorders (p<0.001) and total score (p<0.001). Conclusion: Yoga as a meditation exercise for 6 weeks can improve the score of quality of life in women with PCOS undergoing infertility treatment. Therefore, this exercise as an effective and low-cost method can be used for improvement of life quality in these women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infertility,Poly cystic ovary syndrome,Quality of life,Yoga
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 06:55
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 06:55
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11890

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