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The Impact of Relaxation Training and Valerian on Hot Flush and Night Sweats of Menopause Women Download PDF

Zahra Yazdanpanahi 1, Atefe Kargosha2, Azam Jokar1*, Mitra Edraki1, Hasti Mohemmi Hosn3

Introduction: With the onset of menopause, women experience many symptoms, which may affect the quality of life and endanger health. This study aimed to compare the effect of non-hormonal method on some features of this period such as the hot flushes and night sweat in menopausal women Methods: This study is a clinical trial conducted on 129 postmenopausal women (2014) selected randomly. They were then divided into three groups (two experimental groups and one control). All demographic questionnaires were filled out and informed consent forms taken. In the first group, Benson relaxation technique was used. For the second group valerian capsules and third group placebo capsules containing starch were administered for one month. Then, the data were analyzed in the software SPSS, 20 at a significance level of 0.05. Finding: The results showed that there was a significant difference in the level of education on hot flushes and night sweats (p=0/042). Also, the groups were not significantly different before the intervention on hot flushing and night sweating, but after the intervention these decreased in valerian and relaxation groups; in the valerian group, there was more improvement (p<0/05). The results did not show a significant difference about night sweats before and after the intervention Conclusion: In comparison of the two non-hormonal methods, a better response was observed with the use of valerian. The use of non-pharmacological approaches for women who cannot use hormonal methods may be appropriate.
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