Yoga Therapy on Stress and Depression among Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment
Namitha Josy 1*, Anita Nand 2 and Radha K 2
1Department of Obstetrical and Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Raipur, India
2Department of Nursing Education, Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre, India
*Corresponding Author: Namitha Josy, Department of Obstetrical and Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Raipur, India.
April 12, 2021; Published: May 19, 2021
Background of the Study: Infertility is regarded as a major life crisis that has the potential to threaten the stability of individuals and relationships in a severe way. During recent years, the development and flourishment of assisted reproduction technique (ART) methods has made the parenting possible for a substantial number of infertile couples all over the world. Most researchers have paid attention to the fact that the sexual distress, depression, guilt, anxiety, frustration, emotional distress and marital problems are all associated with infertility. Yoga and meditation can help women in experiencing the challenges of infertility.
Aim of the Study: To assess the effectiveness of yoga therapy on stress and depression among women undergoing infertility treatment.
Research Methodology: An experimental study was done on women undergoing infertility treatment in Bansal, Madhya Pradesh. Sixty patients were randomized into control and experimental groups. The patients were explained about study, after informed written consent, the tools measuring aggression and its correlates were administered.
Tools: Demographic data sheet, Infertility characteristics, Fertility problem inventory and Becks depression scale were used for data collection. Ethical clearance was obtained from Ethics Committee, BMHRC. Yoga therapy was administered to the experimental group after both groups pre test.
Results: Majority of the patients were within the age group of 20-30yrs suffering from primary infertility. The study revealed a significant difference between stress (p = 0.01) in experimental (155.9 +/- 3.6) and control group (185.0 +/- 4.7) and depression (p = 0.05) in experimental (17.8 +/- 2.43) and control group (31.4 +/- 2.76). The study found a positive association between the levels of stress and depression on age and duration of infertility.
Conclusion: The study concludes that yoga therapy is effective in reducing stress and depression among patients undergoing infertility treatment in various ART centers.
Keywords: Infertility; Yoga; Stress; Depression; Women References
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