Effect of the Information Support Method Combined with Yoga Exercise on the Depression, Anxiety, and Sleep Quality of Menopausal Women

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Abstract

Menopause is a special stage in a woman’s life, but no safe clinical treatment exists against menopausal symptoms. The effect of the information support method combined with yoga exercise on the depression, anxiety, and sleep quality of menopausal women was analyzed.

From June 2019 to December 2019, menopausal women who were newly recruited in three yoga clubs in three cities in East China were selected as the participants by convenience sampling. A total of 52 women were in the experimental group and 54 were in the control group. In 24 weeks, the experiment group engaged in yoga exercise for 60 minutes three times a week. The group was given professional positive psychological information support at the same time.

Results: After the intervention, the symptoms of distress among menopausal women in the experimental group and the Kupperman score of the experiment group reduced significantly. Repeated measures of analysis of variance were conducted in the two groups. After the intervention, the depression score of the experiment group decreased significantly. A significant difference was found between the two groups in repeated measures analysis of variance in the SDS score. After the intervention, the anxiety score of the experiment group reduced significantly, and repeated measures of analysis of variance in the SAS score were conducted in the two groups. After the intervention, the sleep quality of the experimental group improved, and repeated measures of analysis of variance in sleep quality were conducted in the two groups.

Conclusions: The information support method combined with yoga exercise can alleviate the depression and anxiety of menopausal women, improve their sleep quality, and reduce their symptoms of menopausal distress.

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