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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Effect of selected yoga asana intervention on the aspects of quality of life- (Physical health, psychological status, social relationships and environment health) of female Elderly citizens
Author(s): Kripesh Karmakar and Dr. Gaurav Pant
Abstract:
Background: Quality of life (QOL) can be defined as a psychological and physical condition that causes one to expand effort to satisfy required level standard of living. It is the perceived quality of an individual's daily life, that is, an assessment of their well-being or lack thereof. This includes all emotional, social, and physical aspects of the individual's life. According to health-related quality of life (HRQOL) it is an assessment of how the individual's well-being may be affected over time by a disease, disability, or disorder.
Aims: The main purpose of this study is to find the Effect of Selected Yoga Asana Intervention on the aspects of Quality of life- (Physical Health, Psychological Status, Social Relation Ships and Environmental Health) of Female Elderly Citizens.
Setting and Design: Thirty female elderly citizens were taken as the subjects for the study. The age of the subjects ranged from 60-80 years. The design used for the study was pre-post design. Stratified sampling technique was used for the subject’s selection.
Methods: The current study was performed on the aspects of Quality of Life- (Physical Health, Psychological Status, Social Relation Ships and Environmental Health) of Female Elderly Citizens; pre and post data for the study were assessed on the scoring and norms according to the WHOQOL-Bref questionnaire were used. Yoga Intervention including Yoga Prayer, Surya-Namaskar, Selected Yoga Asana and Relaxation were used for a period of 6 Weeks intervention.
Statistical Analysis Used: Dependent t-test was used for comparing the means of pre and post data between both the groups.
Results: Though there was no significant level of change on the aspects of Quality of Life- (Physical Health, Psychological Status, Social Relation Ships and Environmental Health) of female elderly citizens, after 6 weeks Selected Yoga Asana Interventions, yet no improvement observed in the aspects of Quality of Life of Female Elderly Citizens after the end of Selected Yoga Asana Interventions.
Conclusions: The results conclude that the Selected Yoga Asana Intervention for a period which is more than 6 weeks may have significant level of change on the aspects of Quality of Life- (Physical Health, Psychological Status, Social Relation Ships and Environmental Health) of Female Elderly Citizens.
Pages: 315-319  |  565 Views  15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kripesh Karmakar, Dr. Gaurav Pant. Effect of selected yoga asana intervention on the aspects of quality of life- (Physical health, psychological status, social relationships and environment health) of female Elderly citizens. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(1):315-319.
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