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The Effectiveness of Yoga Exercises on Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Psoriasis
Mohammad Jalilvand * , Rezvan Souri , Mahtab Solimanitabar
Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran , jalilvandmohammad@iauksh.ac.ir
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Introduction: In addition to experiencing physical symptoms, patients with psoriasis experience a wide range of psychological problems, including depression and anxiety. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of yoga exercises on anxiety and depression in patients with psoriasis. Materials and Methods: This research was conducted as a semi-experimental study using pre-test and post-test with a control group. Twenty patients were selected and randomly divided into two groups of yoga practice and control with equal numbers. Participants completed the Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventory. The experimental group received yoga interventions for 8 weeks (two sessions per week). Results: The results showed a significant decrease in anxiety and depression scores of psoriasis patients following yoga exercises. Conclusion: Yoga training is effective in reducing anxiety and depression in patients with psoriasis.  Participation in yoga exerts beneficial effects on the psychological conditions of patients with psoriasis.
Keywords: Yoga, Anxiety, Depression
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