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Volume 6, Issue 1 (6-2016)                   cmja 2016, 6(1): 1420-1431 | Back to browse issues page

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The effect of an aerobic training period on mental health and depression in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. cmja. 2016; 6 (1) :1420-1431
URL: http://cmja.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-397-en.html
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Introduction: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is among the common endocrine women disorders that can create manifestations such as anxiety and depression. In this study, the effect of aerobic training on mental health and depression among Iranian women suffering from PCOS has been examined.

Methods: This semi experimental study was carried out based on pre-test and post-test on experiment and control groups in Arak, Iran. Twenty-two women with polycystic ovary syndrome (aged 27.82 ±5.23 yr) were selected and randomly divided to training (n=12) and control (n=10) groups. Aerobic training program was performed 25-40 min/d, 3d/wk, for 10 weeks. Mental health and depression were evaluated using a general health questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28) and a Beck depression inventory (BAI-II) in the two groups before and after the study.

Results: The 10 week aerobic training had a significant effect on mental health, subscales of physical symptoms, anxiety and depression (p<0.05). However, no significant effect on subscales of social functioning was observed (p>0.05).

Conclusion: The result of present study suggests that aerobic exercise can improve the mental disorders in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

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