Research Paper | Biochemistry | India | Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020
Effect of Six Months of Naturopathy Practice on Psychological Parameters in Hypothyroid Patients
Abstract: In Hypothyroid patients effect of Naturopathy modalities i. e. massage, steam bath, neck and abdomen packs, was seen on quality of life [WHO-QOL-BREF (WHO quality of life Brief version)], depression [BDI-II (Beck Depression Inventory) and sleep quality [ PSQI (Pittsburgh sleep quality index)] at baseline, three and six months. Quality of life for physical and psychological domain was statistically significant in Naturopathy group (p≤0.001) after 3 and 6 months. Depression score in both groups demonstrated significant, within group improvement (p=0.003 for group I and p=0.000 for group II at 6 months) and between group improvement in Naturopathy group as compared to control group after 6 months (p=0.000). At baseline, quality of sleep in control group was better as compared to naturopathy group (p= 0.000) but after 6 months it improved significantly in Naturopathy group as compared to control group (p=0.000). In both groups fT4 increased (p=0.001 for control and p=0.003 for Naturopathy group) and TSH decreased (p=0.000). TSH levels in Naturopathy group were found to be within Physiological range. Naturopathy helps to manage sleep, depression and quality of life in a better way.
Keywords: Hypothyroidism, Naturopathy, WHO quality of life WHO-QOL, Beck Depression Inventory BDI-II, Pittsburgh sleep quality index PSQI
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020,
Pages: 546 - 552
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Ranjna Chawla, Rukamani Nair, Somnath Mukherjee, "Effect of Six Months of Naturopathy Practice on Psychological Parameters in Hypothyroid Patients", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020, pp. 546-552, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR20304200047
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