Year : 2021  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-17

Effect of yogic intervention on quality of life in university girls with cyclical mastalgia

Department of Naturopathy and Yoga, HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India

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Ghanshyam Singh Thakur
Department of Naturopathy and Yoga, HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/ym.ym_6_21

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Background: Cyclical mastalgia is a benign breast disease and common phenomena in the reproductive age of women. It is the pain in the breast mainly felt in previous 5–7 days of the mensuration cycle. This affects the overall quality of life (QOL) and is linked to fear, fatigue, and other psychological causes. Fear of breast cancer influences the state of mind and badly affect emotional health and entire physical health. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of yogic practice on QOL in girls with cyclical mastalgia. Methods: Forty females having cyclical mastalgia (last 6 months) were recruited for the study and randomly assigned into two groups (yoga group and control group) with the age range of 20 to 30 years (23.52 ± 2.28). The subjects of both the groups were assessed for quality of life at the baseline and after completion of experimental period of sixty days. Results: After completing 60 days yogic intervention, yoga group showed significant improvement after 2 months of yoga practices and even after the 1-month follow-up in physical health (<0.01), sociological health (<0.05), environmental health (<0.05), and overall QOL (<0.05) than the control group. Psychological health showed the significant effect after 1 month of follow-up (>0.05). Conclusion: The results of present study concludes that the quality of life of university girls suffering from cyclical mastalgia can be improved after yoga practices.

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