Effectiveness of Soya Beans Versus Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise on Level of Menopausal Symptoms among Postmenopausal Women

Authors

  • S. Asha1 , D. Shiny Mary2 , A. Reena Evancy3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v12i3.9719

Keywords:

Effectiveness, diaphragmatic breathing exercise, soya beans, menopausal symptoms, postmenopausal women.

Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of soya beans versus diaphragmatic breathing

exercise on level of menopausal symptoms among postmenopausal women. Quasi experimental design was

adopted for the study. The structured interview questionnaire was developed to collect the data. The sample

were selected by simple random sampling (lottery) method and data collection was carried out among 70

postmenopausal women in selected villages. Pretest was conducted with Modified Greene Climacteric Scale

and Post test was conducted on 21st day. The findings revealed that the mean score level of menopausal

symptoms among postmenopausal women in study group I was 39.25 in pre test and 36.34 in post test

respectively. The paired ‘t’ value of 1.69 which is significant at p<0.05. It shows that soya beans was effective

in reducing the menopausal symptoms. In study group II the mean score on level of menopausal symptoms

among postmenopausal women was 36.71 in pre test and 29.62 in post test respectively. The estimated

paired ‘t’ value was 1.69 which was also significant at p<0.05. In this study the investigator concluded

that soya beans and diaphragmatic breathing exercise are effective in reducing menopausal symptoms, but

diaphragmatic breathing exercise was more effective than soya beans.

Author Biography

S. Asha1 , D. Shiny Mary2 , A. Reena Evancy3

1 M.Sc. Nursing Student, 2M.Sc. Nursing, Associate Professor, 3 Principal, St. Xaviers Catholic College of Nursing, Chunkankadai

Published

2020-07-23