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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Aug;17(3):132-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.11.004. Epub 2010 Dec 18.

The impact of yoga upon female patients suffering from hypothyroidism.

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Department of Psychology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 462026, Madhya Pradesh, India. poonam.singh51@yahoo.com

Abstract

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.

PMID:
21742277
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.11.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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