E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 3, 2023

Developing a Yoga-based Mindfulness Training Package and Evaluating its the Effectiveness of Yoga-Based Mindfulness on Reducing Anxiety in Pregnant Women

Author(s): Foozieh Tabatabaee, Mahboobeh Afshar


Pregnancy is considered a sensitive period in women's life, which is associated with many physical and psychological changes, and each person deals with it differently. Countless studies have confirmed the relationship between stress and anxiety during pregnancy and the mental and physical health of the child. Anxiety during pregnancy can cause premature birth or even delay the motor and brain development of the baby. Also, high anxiety can be a risk factor for other developmental problems of the baby. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of yoga-based mindfulness on reducing anxiety in pregnant women. The research method is pre-test-post-test with a control group. The population and statistical sample includes 30 pregnant women who referred to the midwifery clinic of Iranian mothers' health who were suffering from anxiety problems. The experimental group received 12 sessions of 75 minutes (weekly 3 sessions) under yoga practice. Data collection tools include demographic characteristics and Beck's anxiety questionnaire (1988). The collected data were analyzed by covariance analysis using spss-24. The findings showed that the effectiveness of yoga-based mindfulness treatment had a greater impact on reducing anxiety (P=0/001? F=89/148). The average anxiety in the experimental group was 17.4+ 2.13 and in the control group was 18.07+2.01 and after the intervention in the experimental group it was 10.53 + 1.55 and in the control group it was 18.13+1.84.

Based on research findings, mindfulness therapy based on yoga is effective in reducing anxiety of pregnant women.

Keywords: Mindfulness Based on Yoga, Anxiety, Pregnancy

Pages: 183-187

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