Effectiveness of Soya Beans Versus Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise on Level of Menopausal Symptoms among Postmenopausal Women
Keywords:Effectiveness, diaphragmatic breathing exercise, soya beans, menopausal symptoms, postmenopausal women.
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.