Effect of Aerobic Exercise and Progressive Resistance Exercise in Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index Among Insomnia: A Comparative Study
Keywords:MCA Stroke, Trunk balance, Insomnia, PSQI questionnaire, Aerobic and Resistance exercise.
Background: A general definition of insomnia is a lack of satisfaction with either the quality or quantity of sleep.
This is typically accompanied by one or more of the following: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep,
difficulties awakening frequently or having trouble going back to sleep after awakening, and difficulty awakening
in the early morning and having trouble going back to sleep.
Purpose: To compare the effect of aerobic and progressive resistance exercise in Pittsburgh sleep quality index
among patients with insomnia
Materials and Methods: This was an experimental study. The 30 subjects were taken from the srisaithajam old
age home.The subjects were split into two distinct groups as Group A (15 Subjects) and Group B (15 subjects). All
the 30 subjects were assessed with Trunk Impairment Scale . Group A received task oriented training and Group
B received Swiss ball exercise along with convention therapy given for both the groups. Exercise were given for
4 weeks, 5 days per week, 10 repetition * 3 sets. Pre test and post test values were calculated and tabulated.The
intervention was given four weeks. The study period was from September 2022 to July 2023.
Results: The collected data was statistically analyzed using an unpaired t-test. When comparing the Aerobic
group(Group A) to the progressive resistance group(Group B), the aerobic group indicates significant effects (p
0.01) in Insomnia and improving the quality of life as assessed by the Pittsburgh Scale Quality Index among
Conclusion: According to the research Resistance exercise training is less effective than aerobic exercise training
at reducing inflammation and improving sleep quality in subjects with insomnia.
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