Effectiveness of Mindfulness Yoga and Progressive Resistance Exercises on Anxiety and Depression among Parkinson’s Disease
Keywords:Mindfulness yoga progressive resistance exercise, anxiety, depression, Parkinson’s disease, HAM-A, HAM-D.
Background: This study was designed to inspect the effectiveness of Mindfulness Yoga and Progressive resistance
exercise on anxiety and depression among Parkinson’s disease.
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of Mindfulness Yoga and Progressive resistance exercise on anxiety and
depression among Parkinson’s disease
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted with a sample size of 28 participants . The subjects were selected
from Sri Saga Physiotherapy Centre, according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Patients were completely
explained about the safety and simplicity of the procedure and informed consent were obtained from the patient.
For all the subjects Pre-test outcome measure were assessed using Hamilton anxiety and Hamilton depression
scale. The subjects was divided into two groups based on concealed envelope method .Group A were given
mindfulness yoga for 4 weeks of duration of 30 mins and Group-B were given Progressive resistance exercise for
4 weeks (10 reps*3 sets where 10RM=1kg) .At the end of 4th week post outcome measures were analyzed using
Hamilton anxiety and Hamilton depression scale and statistically tabulated.
Result: Statistical analysis of Hamilton anxiety and Hamilton depression scale examination post-test values
revealed the constantly significant differences, with P value of < 0.0001.
Conclusion: Mindfulness yoga was found to be more effective than progressive resistance exercise in reducing
anxiety and depression symptoms among Parkinson’s patients.
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