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Short-term exercise approaches on menopausal symptoms, psychological health, and quality of life in postmenopausal women.
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PMID:  20814541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Objective. This study was designed to determine the effects of different short-term exercise programs on menopausal symptoms, psychological health, and quality of life in postmenopausal women. Material and Methods. Forty-two women were chosen from volunteering postmenopausal women presenting to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Bayindir Hospital between March and December 2009. The women aged 45-60 years and experiencing menopause naturally were included in the study. They were randomly divided into aerobic (n = 18) and resistance (n = 18) exercise groups. The women exercised 3 days per week for 8 weeks under the supervision of a physiotherapist. Aerobic exercise training was performed through a bicycle ergometer. Before and after the training, lipid profiles were measured and menopausal symptoms, psychological health, depression, and the quality of life were assessed through questionnaires. Results. In both exercise groups, no significant changes in lipid profiles were observed. In the resistance exercise group, excluding the urogenital complaints, there were significant improvements in all subscales of Menopausal Rating Scale (MRS). In the resistance exercise group, excluding the phobic anxiety, there were significant improvements in all subscales of The Symptom Checklist. Depression levels significantly decreased in both groups. Improvements were observed in all subscales of menopause-specific quality of life questionnaire in both groups except for sexual symptoms. Conclusion. Resistance exercise and aerobic exercise were found to have a positive impact on menopausal symptoms, psychological health, depression, and quality of life.
Authors:
Ayşegül Ağıl; Faruk Abıke; Arzu Daşkapan; Rıdvan Alaca; Handan Tüzün
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology international     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1687-9597     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol Int     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517078     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Int     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Physiotherapy, Bayindir Hospital, 06200 Ankara, Turkey.
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