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|Title:||Effects of soya milk on menopausal symptoms and quality of life among women- A randomized pilot study|
|Keywords:||Soya milk;Menopause;Menopausal symptoms;Quality of life|
|IPC Code:||Int. Cl.8: A23L 25/00, A61K 31/565, A01D 12/51, B63C|
|Abstract:||Menopause is a natural process defined as absence of menses for one year that occurs as part of woman’s normal aging as a result of inadequate estrogen production. It can negatively impact quality of life by causing acute physical and emotional discomfort. Soyabean contains isoflavones that serve as effective estrogen replacement. Taking dietary soya supplements is safe and reduces discomfort, severity and intensity of the symptoms associated with menopause. The present pilot study was done to assess the feasibility and to evaluate the effects of soya milk on menopausal symptoms and quality of life among 50 healthy post-menopausal women residing in selected rural community village, Bengaluru. An evaluative approach with true experimental pre-test post-test control group design with random assignment was used. They were two groups in the study; control group (n = 25) and experimental group (n = 25). Data was collected using demographic proforma, Menopausal Rating Scale (MRS) and Menopause Specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) questionnaire. Experimental group was given daily supplements of 200 mL of homemade soya milk fora period of six weeks. Control group participants did not receive any intervention. Data collected was analyzed based on the objectives and hypotheses of the study. Study results revealed that the experimental group which received soya milk showed significant difference in the reduction in MRS score (p < 0.001) and MENQOL scores (p < 0.001).|
|ISSN:||0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJTK Vol.17(1) [January 2018]|
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