The Effect of Yoga on Streess Anxiety and Depression among Turkish Adults A Preliminary Study

2015-01-01
Shabnam, Mehrtash
Koçak, Mehmet Settar
Hürmeriç Altunsöz, Irmak
This study investigated the psychological effects of yoga on adult’s mood such as stress, anxiety and depression. Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) with 42 items (Lovibond and Lovibond, 1995) was used to examine participants’ psychological ailment prior to two weeks of yoga exercise and after the exercise. This scale was administered to 95 subjects in Middle East Technical University in Ankara/Turkey. For data analysis, SPSS version 21 and a paired sample T-test were used. The results indicated that there was a significant difference between stress, anxiety and depression scores before and after two weeks of yoga exercise. It might be concluded that yoga has positive effects on individual’s psychological ailment and it may decrease the stress, anxiety and depression disorders.
Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences

Suggestions

Correlates of Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms Among the Caregivers of Leukemic Children
Demirtepe-Saygili, Dilek; Bozo Özen, Özlem (2011-03-01)
This study aims to reveal correlates of depressive and anxiety symptoms among the Turkish caregivers of leukemic children (n = 100). The effects of demographic variables, satisfaction of the basic needs, performance on daily activities, and coping strategies on outcome variables were investigated by hierarchical regression. Accordingly, older age, lower reported income, higher number of other children to be looked after, lower levels of satisfaction of basic needs, and more use of emotion focused coping wer...
Specificity of information processing styles to depressive symptoms in youth psychiatric inpatients
Gençöz, Tülin; Gençöz, Faruk; Joiner, TE (2001-06-01)
Although information processing has been widely studied with depressed adults, little emphasis has been placed on the specificity of resultant findings to depression, as opposed to other psychological disorders. Analogously, even less effort has been directed toward examining the information processing styles of depressed children and adolescents. The present study investigated the specificity of information processing styles to depression and anxiety among 58 youth psychiatric inpatients. To assess informa...
The temporal precedence of metacognition in the development of anxiety and depression symptoms in the context of life-stress: A prospective study
YILMAZ, ARZU AKMAN; Gençöz, Tülin; Wells, Adrian (2011-04-01)
According to the metacognitive theory of psychological disorder, metacognitions are vulnerability factors in predicting development of psychological symptoms. The present study investigated metacognitive factors and life stress in a prospective test of their proposed temporal precedence in the development of anxiety and depression symptoms. Participants were 172 students and adults recruited in Ankara and Bolu, Turkey. Two separate sets of hierarchical regression analyses were conducted. In these analyses, ...
The effect of a wellness oriented stress management program on stress level and coping strategies of university students.
Maşraf, Funda Utku; Güneri, Oya; Department of Educational Sciences (2003)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a wellness oriented stress management program on stress level and coping strategies of university prep school students. The participants of this study were 14 volunteer students (9 boys, 5 girls) selected out of a total 223 Middle East Technical University prep school students on the basis of Life Events Inventory for University Students. A pre-test, post-test experimental, control group design was used in this study. The selected students were rand...
The relative specificity of excessive reassurance-seeking to depressive symptoms and diagnoses among clinical samples of adults and youth
Joiner, TE; Metalsky, GI; Gençöz, Faruk; Gençöz, Tülin (2001-03-01)
In addition to playing a role in the deterioration of depressed people's interpersonal environment, excessive reassurance-seeking may be implicated as a vulnerability factor for depression. If so, excessive reassurance-seeking should display relative specificity to depression versus other forms of psychopathology. Two studies of psychiatric inpatients (Study 1 on adults and Study 2 on children) tested this possibility. In Study 1 a Depressed group obtained higher reassurance-seeking scores than an Other Dis...
Citation Formats
M. Shabnam, M. S. Koçak, and I. Hürmeriç Altunsöz, “The Effect of Yoga on Streess Anxiety and Depression among Turkish Adults A Preliminary Study,” Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences, pp. 39–49, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/79284.