Impact of Pilates Training versus Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique on Quality of Life in Menopausal Women- A Comparative Study
Keywords:Menopausal women, Quality Of Life, Pilates, Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique.
Background: Menopausal women shows common symptoms which includes night sweats and hot flushes,
heart distress, disturbances in sleep, depression, irritability, anxiousness, weight changes, physical and
mental fatigue, joint and muscle pain. This affects the Quality Of Life of the Menopausal women. Pilates
Training has proven beneficial for enhancing Quality Of Life in menopausal women but there is paucity
of evidence of effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique in Menopausal women on QOL. The
research is an initiative study that focuses on the effectiveness of PMRT on the various aspects of Quality
Of Life of the menopausal women and comparison of the Pilates training and PMRT in order to enhance the
QOL of participants.
Aim and Objective: Effect of Pilates training & Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique on menopausal
women’s Quality Of Life and comparison of both the technique.
Methods: 42 participants aged more than 45 years will be randomly categorized in two groups: Group A
(n= 21) and Group B (n=21). The study duration will be of 6 months. The pre and post Intervention will
be taken from both the group and data will be analyzed with the help of main outcome measure which is
Menopause specific Quality Of Life (MENQOL).
Result- The expected result would include the details about whether the measures are effective for improving
the quality of life in menopausal women, as well as the comparison of both the interventions. Data will be
analyzed using paired t-test.
Conclusion- It will be published after results are analyzed
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