Effect of yogic training and brisk walking on selected physiological variable (mean arterial blood pressure) among diabetic patients
Dr. Sudhakara Babu Mande
The purpose of the study was to find out the relative effect of yogic training and brisk walking on selected physiological variables (Mean Arterial Blood Pressure) among diabetic patients. Randomly selected (N=30) diabetic patients who were undergoing treatment in Government Hospital, Hyderabad were selected as subjects for this study with their consent. The subjects were divided into three groups, experimental group-I, experimental group-II and control group. Experimental group-I underwent yogic practices, experimental group-II underwent brisk walking and control group was not given any special treatment. Pre--tests were conducted for all the subjects on selected physiological variables such as, mean arterial blood pressure. The experimental groups participated in their respective exercises, namely brisk walking for twelve weeks and yogic exercises for twelve weeks. The post-tests were conducted on the above said dependent variables after a period twelve weeks. The difference between the initial and final scores was considered the effect of respective experimental treatments. To test the statistical significance ANCOVA was used. In all cases 0.05 level was fixed to test the hypothesis.