The Effect of an Exercise Programme Delivered through tele-rehabilitation Systems on Fitness and Quality of Life in Perimenopausal women – A Randomised Control Trial: A Hypothesis

Vol 6 | Issue 1 | Jan - Dec 2020 | page: 10-12 | Eden Mehdiabadi, Apurv Shimpi, Suroshree Mitra

Author: Eden Mehdiabadi [1], Apurv Shimpi [1], Suroshree Mitra [1]

[1] Community Physiotherapy department, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Thube Park, Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India.Institute at which research was conducted: Sancheti institute College of Physiotherapy, Thube park, Shivajinagar Pune 411005, Maharashtra.
University Affiliation of Thesis: Research hypothesis (synopsis) submitted for MPT registration to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik.
Year of Acceptance: 2020

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Apurv Shimpi,
Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, 12, Thube Park, Shivaji Nagar, Pune - 411005, Maharashtra.


Background: The menopausal transition culminates in reproductive senescence and is associated with several adverse symptoms and health effects which makes it a difficult stage of life for most women. 80 - 96% of women experience mild to severe physical and physiological menopause related complaints during the perimenopausal period. The changes they undergo during this period puts them at an increased risk of weight gain, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, development of postmenopausal breast cancer and depression. Menopausal women usually report a low physical activity level and a sedentary lifestyle which may further contribute to deteriorating their health and quality of life, and hence this is an identified problem which necessitates the formulation and promotion of a structured exercise programme for this population. Along with being effective, the formulated programme needs to be such that it is accessible and promotes adherence by being easy to inculcate in their weekly schedule. The mode of delivery of any intervention to improve fitness plays a key role in ensuring its effectiveness. Tele-rehabilitation is an emerging mode of delivery that is being increasingly welcomed and has shown promising prospects. Thus, the objective is to study the effect of a home based exercise programme delivered through tele-rehabilitation systems on the fitness and quality of life in perimenopausal women aged between 45 to 60 years by a prospective randomised active control trial on 54 participants (27 per group) over a period of six weeks.
Hypothesis: A home based exercise programme for fitness in perimenopausal women will show enhanced benefits when delivered through tele-rehabilitation systems as compared to a conventionally delivered home exercise programme.
Clinical importance: A deeper understanding of the optimal mode of delivery when promoting fitness in perimenopausal women will help in better structuring and implementation of strategies for this population.
Future research: To follow up with women and see the beneficial effects of the programme in conjunction with how empowered these women feel over time to take ownership of and give importance to their level of fitness.
Keywords: tele-rehabilitation, perimenopause, home programme, fitness.


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How to Cite this Article: Mehdiabadi E, Shimpi A, Mitra S. The effect of an exercise programme delivered through tele-rehabilitation systems on fitness and quality of life in perimenopausal women - A randomised control trial: A hypothesis.. Journal Medical Thesis 2020 Jan-Dec; 6(1):10-12.

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