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The Effect of Yoga on Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Women

(2018) The Effect of Yoga on Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Women. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. p. 3. ISSN 2008-7802

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Background: In recent decades, several medical and scientific studies on yoga proved it to be very useful in the treatment of some diseases. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of yoga on stress, anxiety, and depression in women living in Ilam, Iran. Methods: This study is a quasi-experimental study with pre-post test. To collect data, the questionnaire of DASS-21 (Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21) was used. For eligible samples, hatha yoga exercises and training sessions were held for 4 weeks (3 time/weeks; 60-70 min each) by a specialist. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 20. Results: 52 women with a mean age of 33.5 +/- 6.5 were included for analysis. Depression, anxiety, and stress decreased significantly in women after 12 sessions of regular hatha yoga practice (P < 0.001). Conclusions: Yoga has an effective role in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Thus, it can be used as complementary medicine.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anxiety depression stress women yoga multiple-sclerosis sleep quality exercise trial General & Internal Medicine
Subjects: WM Psychiatry > WM 140-197 Mental Disorders. Behavioral Symptoms
WM Psychiatry > WM 400-460.7 Therapies
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Nursing
Page Range: p. 3
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 9
Identification Number:₂₄₂₁₆
ISSN: 2008-7802
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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