The Effects of Maneevej Exercise on Quality of Life and Blood Pressure in Older Persons

Authors

  • Sarinrat Jitjum Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Kanyatorn Yincharoen Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Wasan Hayeeyahya Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Jinsinee Wannapong Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Keywords:

exercise, blood pressure, quality of life, older persons, Maneevej

Abstract

Abstract

          Introduction: Nowadays, Thai society steps into the aging society. The elderly have a change in physical deterioration and illness resulting in decreased quality of life (QOL). Therefore, health care profession should turn to health care with exercises such as Maneevej to reduce such problems.

          Research objectives: The objectives of the study aimed to examine the effects of the Maneevej body exercise on QOL in the elderly, and to investigate the changes in blood pressure after completing the Maneevej body exercise among the elderly.

          Research methodology: This was a quasi-experimental  study using one group pretest – posttest design.  Participants were 20 elderly people. Practicing Maneevej exercise with 8 breath assignments takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Practice twice a day, morning and evening for 12 weeks. Data were collected using a World Health Organization's QOL assessment form [Brief in Thai language], and blood pressure monitor. Data were analyzed using a Paired samples t-test.

          Results: Results showed that most of the participants were female. Participants were between the ages of 60 and 64).  After completing the program, the average scores of QOL significantly increased in the physical domain, mental domain,  overall QOL (p<.05), and environmental domain (p=0.04). As for the QOL in society, the average score slightly increased with no significant difference (p=0.09). The average systolic and diastolic blood pressure significantly decreased (p<.05).

          Conclusions: The Maneevej exercise combined with using breath determination has increased QOL and reduced blood pressure among elderly participants.

          Implications: The Maneevej exercise is an alternative exercise. Older persons or those interested in can practice the Maneevej exercise combined with using breath determination for better health.

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Published

2022-04-01

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Jitjum ศ, Yincharoen ก, Hayeeyahya ว, Wannapong จ. The Effects of Maneevej Exercise on Quality of Life and Blood Pressure in Older Persons. JHNR [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 1 [cited 2022 Jun. 26];38(1):186-9. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bcnbangkok/article/view/245027

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