Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 10; Issue 2 (April 2022)

Page No.: 4177-4181

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2022.113

Efficacy of Deep Breathing Exercise and Aerobic Exercise on Perimenopausal Women

A. K. Thuwaibah Raabia *1, Jenifer Augustina 2.

1 Saveetha College Of Physiotherapy,  Thandalam, Chennai-602105, Tamilnadu, India.

*2 Assistant Professor, Saveetha College Of Physiotherapy,  Thandalam, Chennai-602105, Tamilnadu, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Jenifer Augustina, M.P.T., Assistant Professor, Saveetha College Of Physiotherapy, Thandalam, Chennai-602105, Tamilnadu, India. E-Mail: Jenifer.augustina@gmail.com


Introduction: Perimenopause means “around the menopause”. The hormonal changes that occur during the perimenopausal transition are the gametogenic failure which is characterized by the reduced inhibin secretion which occurs in the early follicular phase, increased serum FSH and decreased fertility. The aim of this study is to deterine the effectiveness of deep breathing exercises and aerobic exercises on perimenopausal Women

Methods: A total of 50participants will take part in the study. The participants will be chosen based on Inclusion criteria by a convenient sampling method. The participants will be divided into two groups: Group A: Control group (n=25) and Group B:  Experimental group(n=25). The level of perimenopausal symptoms will assessed using   menopause rating scale before the commencement of the intervention in both the groups.  The Control group will receive Jacobson’s relaxation technique and the experimental group will receive deep breathing exercise and aerobic exercise. The treatment will be demonstrated to the participants through video demonstration. After the completion of the treatment protocol the perimenopausal symptoms will be evaluated again using the menopause rating scale in both the groups to assess the reduction of perimenopausal symptoms in both the groups and to find the effectiveness of deep breathing exercise and aerobic exercise in reduction perimenopausal symptoms.

Results: The values were statistically analyzed using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test. There was a statistically significant improvement in the experimental group. The result was significant at p<.05.

Conclusion: This study, therefore, displays that deep breathing exercise and aerobic exercise are effective in reducing the somatic, psychological, and urogenital symptoms in perimenopausal women.

KEYWORDS: Deep breathing exercise, Aerobic exercise, and perimenopausal symptoms.


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Cite this article: A. K. Thuwaibah Raabia, Jenifer Augustina.  Efficacy of Deep Breathing Exercise and Aerobic Exercise on Perimenopausal Women. Int J Physiother Res 2022;10(2):4177-4181. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2022.113