Research Paper | Yoga and Meditation | India | Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018
Effect of Yoga on Quality of Life on Orphan Girls Dwelling in Orphanage
Sharmila Udupi, Sahana Murty, Dr. Vijaya Kumar
An orphan is a child whose parents are dead or have abandoned them permanently. In India 20 million children are orphan. Quality Of Life (QOL) is a composite measure of physical mental and social well-being. Orphans QOL is very low when compared to other children. Yoga is a cost-effective and safe method among complementary and alternative medicine which can have a good impact on QOL of orphan children. Objective This study was done to assess how yoga can help in improving the QOL in orphan children. Materials and Methods The participants, orphan girls aged 8 to 13 yearswere enrolled for this experimental study were enrolled from an orphanage in Bangalore. The subjects underwent Yogic intervention for one hour, 5 days a week for eight weeks prior to an upcoming test based on the questionnaire introduced by PEDS QOL 4. All the children were assessed at the beginning and end of the intervention. Result Study shows that the QOL of the children improvedsignificantly when compared to the beginning of the study. Conclusion This pre-post single group study shows that regular practice of yoga has beneficial effect in managing the physical, mental, emotional and social health among female children in orphanage. This study could also be carried out across different age groups, gender, large sample size and a complex design, for future perspective.
Keywords: Orphan, quality of life, yoga, female children
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018
Pages: 1887 - 1889
How to Cite this Article?
Sharmila Udupi, Sahana Murty, Dr. Vijaya Kumar, "Effect of Yoga on Quality of Life on Orphan Girls Dwelling in Orphanage", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20183421, Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018, 1887 - 1889
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