2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Efficacy of yogic exercises in management of eating disorder in female college students
Author(s): Dr. Neeta N Kashyap
Recent surveys on prevalence of eating disorder in Indian females reveal that about 26% girls between 15 to 25 years of age are suffering from eating disorder. To address the issue of eating disorder role of yoga has also been advocated. The present study aims to assess the efficacy of yogic exercises in management of eating disorder in female college students. Initially 200 female college students (Average age 21.24 years) were selected as sample. Out of these 200 female college students, 24 subjects who meet the criteria for eating disorder were selected as sample. Eating disorder inventory prepared by Agashe and Karkare (2007) was used for assessment of eating disorder. According to norms of this inventory scores above 15 denotes eating disorder. A six months yoga program was designed. The selected subjects were then reassessed with eating disorder inventory after completion of six months yoga program. It was found that mean score on eating disorder inventory was decreased significantly after six months yoga program as compared to pre test mean scores. Further analysis revealed that about 40% female college students did not exhibit eating disorder. It was concluded that yoga program even for a certain duration may be used with other therapeutic tools for management of eating disorder in female college students.
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Dr. Neeta N Kashyap. Efficacy of yogic exercises in management of eating disorder in female college students. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):1983-1984.