Effect of Yoga on Postpartum Depression

Overview

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of yoga on postpartum depression. Subjects: Forty primipara women with postpartum depression (PPD) selected randomly from Kasr El Ainy University Hospital in Cairo complaining of postpartum depression at least one month after childbirth shared in this study.

Full Title of Study: “Yoga on Postpartum Depression”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Treatment
    • Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: March 30, 2020

Detailed Description

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of yoga on postpartum depression. Subjects: Forty primipara women with postpartum depression (PPD) selected randomly from Kasr El Ainy University Hospital in Cairo complaining of postpartum depression at least one month after childbirth shared in this study. Group A (Control group): It consisted of 20 women and treated by antidepressant drugs only for 12 weeks. Group B (Study group): It consisted of 20 women and treated by the same antidepressant drugs as in group A and yoga program, 50 minutes daily,7 days per week for 12 weeks (Total 84 sessions).

Interventions

  • Other: yoga training
    • All women in group B were treated by the same antidepressant drugs as in group A and yoga program, 50 minutes daily, 7 days per week for 12 weeks (Total 84 sessions).

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Active Comparator: yoga
    • The yoga program consisted of 12 exercises, , 50 minutes daily, 7 days per week for 12 weeks (Total 84 sessions).
  • Active Comparator: antidepressant
    • All women in group A were treated by antidepressant only for 12 weeks

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • BMI assessment
    • Time Frame: three months
    • The weight and height of each woman in both groups (A & B) were measured

Secondary Measures

  • Zung self-rating depression scale
    • Time Frame: three months
    • There are ten positively worded and ten negatively worded questions. Each question is scored on a scale of 1 through 4

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Their ages were ranged from 20-35 years – Their body mass index was less than 30 kg/m2 Exclusion Criteria:

  • cardiac arrhythmia, – respiratory problems, – uncontrolled Type I diabetes

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Cairo University
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Ghada Ebrahim El Refaye, assistant professor Department of Physical Therapy for Women’s Health, Faculty of Physical therapy, Cairo University, Egypt – Cairo University

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