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The Effectiveness of Yoga-Based Mindfulness on Anxiety Reduction and Resiliency Promotion in Middle-aged Women Kermanshah City
Sima Evazei * , Jahangir Karami , Peyman Hatamian
Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran , avazi@gmail.com
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Introduction: Regarding the importance of mental exercises in mental health of individuals, the present study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of yoga based mindfulness on anxiety reduction and resiliency promotion in middle-aged women.
Methods: The present study was semi-experimental design with pre-test and post-test with control group. The statistical population of this study included all middle-aged women who referred to sports clubs in Kermanshah for enrollment in yoga classes, 30 of these subjects, whose score in anxiety was higher than the average and in resilience be lower, were selected and randomly assigned (Each has equal chance of being elected) to two groups. Both groups were pre-test and post-test before and after the intervention. The experimental group received 16 sessions of 75 minutes (weekly 3 sessions) under yoga practice. Data collection tools include Beck Anxiety Inventory (1999) and The Conner-Davidson Resonance Scale (2003). The collected data were analyzed by covariance analysis using spss-23. The results showed that there is a significant difference between the two groups in anxiety and resiliency.
Results: The results of the findings indicated that between the two experimental and control groups after the mindfulness exercises, there was a difference in the level of anxiety score and resilience level, and this difference was significant at the level (0.001).
Conclusions: Therefore, it can be concluded that yoga can be used as a convenient, affordable and low-cost treatment for the treatment of anxiety and promoting resilience in middle-aged women.
Keywords: Yoga, Anxiety, Resilience, Middle-aged Women
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Type of Study: Rehabilitation | Subject: behavioral sciences
Received: 2018/04/22 | Published: 2019/07/15

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