Impact Of Yoga Therapy On 6 Minute Walk Test Among Middle Aged Men Diagnosed with Varicose Veins

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K. Badri, Dr. V. Subbulakshmi


The purpose of the randomized, parallel group, active controlled trail experimental study was to find out the impact of yogic therapy on 6 minute walk test among middle aged men diagnosed with varicose veins. Totally 20 varicose veins middle aged men were selected from Chennai and they were divided into two groups I and II with 10 subjects each.  It was hypothesized that there would be any effectiveness among the varicose veins middle aged men on 6 minute-walk test. Preliminary test was taken for two Groups on 6 minute-walk test before the start of the training program. Group I subject were given Yoga therapy practices for 60 minutes, three days a week for a total period of twelve weeks. Group II (Control Group) subjects were in active rest. After the experimental period, the two groups were retested again on the same selected dependent variables. Paired ‘t’ test was used to find out the effectiveness between the experimental group and the control group. The test of significance was fixed at 0.05 level of confidence. The results of the study proved that the Experimental Group showed that intensify in distance on 6 minute-walk test (increased) than the Control Group due to Yoga therapy among Varicose veins middle aged men. The hypothesis was accepted at 0.05 level of confidence. Hence it is concluded that Yoga therapy is beneficial for varicose veins men to maintain proper walking pattern.


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