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Title: A comparison of the quality of life in obese persons based on experience of yoga practice
Authors: Sharma, Sachin Kumar
Kala, Niranjan
Telles, Shirley
Arya, Jaideep
Balkrishna, Acharya
Keywords: Quality of life;Obesity;Yoga;Naïve to yoga;Cross-section study
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A62B, A01D 20/25, G06F 19/00, G06F 17/30, G06F 3/01, G06F 17/00, G06F 15/16
Abstract: The present cross sectional comparative trial aimed to compare the quality of life (QoL) in Indian obese persons who had experience in yoga compared to those naïve to yoga. Forty obese participants (BMI ≥ 25Kg/m2) of both sexes (M:F, 18:22), age range between 30 to 50 years (Mean ± SD, 43.1 ± 4.6 years) took part in the study. There were two groups of participants i.e., (i) a yoga experienced group with at least six months experience in yoga, and (ii) a naïve to yoga group. The QoL was assessed using the Moorehead-Ardelt Quality of Life (QoL) Questionnaire and the results were determined using a t-test for unpaired data; with individual Holm-Bonferroni adjustments. A significant difference was found between the two groups in the following domains of QoL: (i) self esteem (p < 0.001), (ii) enjoyment in doing physical activities (p < 0.01), (iii) ability to work (p < 0.01), and (iv) total quality of life (p < 0.01). These four aspects of QoL were found to be significantly higher in the yoga experienced group compared to the naïve to yoga group, indicating the possible usefulness of yoga to improve QoL in obese persons.
Page(s): 17-20
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.16(Suppl) [June 2017]

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