Effect of 16-weeks of Yoga on the Quality of Life of Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus patients of mongoloid community

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Ibohal Singh N, Balaram Pradhan, Niranjan Parajuli, Achouba Singh Ksh


Quality of life evaluation has become an important outcome measure for chronic disease management like diabetes. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the influence of yoga intervention on the quality of life of mongoloid patients with Type2 Diabetes Mellitus. This study was conducted at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) Imphal, Manipur. 310 patients were randomly assigned 1:1 to the experimental and control groups. The experimental group was prescribed oral anti-glycaemic agents along with yoga for one and half hours daily for 6 days a week for four-month whereas the control group was under oral anti-glycaemic agents only. The Quality of Life Instrument for Indian Diabetes Patients (QOLID) was used to assess participants' quality of life before and after the four-month intervention. The findings showed a significant improvement in quality of life in both yoga and control groups. This study indicated yoga helps to minimize the complications of T2DM and increase physical and psychological well-being

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