International Journal of Yoga

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112--117

Effect of holistic yoga program on anxiety symptoms in adolescent girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome: A randomized control trial


Ram Nidhi1, Venkatram Padmalatha2, Raghuram Nagarathna1, Ram Amritanshu1 
1 Divison of Yoga and Life science, SVYASA University, Bengaluru, India
2 Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Rangadore Memorial Hospital, Bengaluru, India

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Context: Yoga techniques practiced for varying durations have been shown to reduce state anxiety. This was never assessed in adolescents with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Aims: To compare the effect of a holistic yoga program with the conventional exercise program on anxiety level in adolescents with PCOS. Settings and Design: Ninety adolescent (15-18 years) girls from a residential college in Andhra Pradesh, who satisfied the Rotterdam criteria, were randomized into two groups. Materials and Methods: Anxiety levels were assessed at inclusion and after 12 weeks of intervention wherein yoga group practiced a holistic yoga module while the control group practiced a matching set of physical exercises (1 h/day, for 12 weeks). Statistical Analysis Used: Mann-Whitney U test was used to compare difference scores (delta change) between the two groups Results: Changes in state anxiety after the intervention were nonsignificantly different between the two groups (P=0.243), while changes after the intervention were significantly different between the two groups (P=0.002) for trait anxiety. Conclusions: Twelve weeks of a holistic yoga program in adolescents with PCOS is significantly better than physical exercise program in reducing anxiety symptoms.


How to cite this article:
Nidhi R, Padmalatha V, Nagarathna R, Amritanshu R. Effect of holistic yoga program on anxiety symptoms in adolescent girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome: A randomized control trial.Int J Yoga 2012;5:112-117


How to cite this URL:
Nidhi R, Padmalatha V, Nagarathna R, Amritanshu R. Effect of holistic yoga program on anxiety symptoms in adolescent girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome: A randomized control trial. Int J Yoga [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 May 18 ];5:112-117
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