Rusie Dutton traditional Thai exercise promotes health related physical fitness and quality of life in menopausal women.
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2014 Aug;20(3):164-71
Authors: Ngowsiri K, Tanmahasamut P, Sukonthasab S
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of “Rusie Dutton” on health and quality of life in menopausal women.
METHOD: Menopausal women (aged 45-59) were recruited and randomly allocated to 2 groups. Rusie Dutton group (n = 24) practiced Rusie Dutton conducted by Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School for 13 weeks. The control group (n = 26) was assigned to a waiting list and received no intervention. BW, BMI, restingHR, BP, flexibility, VO2max, and MENQOL including vasomotor, physical, psychosocial and sexual domains were measured at the beginning and the end. A paired-sample t-test and independent sample t-test were used for statistical analysis.
RESULTS: Significant improvement was found in all variables within group (p < .05) in Rusie Dutton group, and a significant difference between groups was found (p < .05) in all variables except BW and BMI. Therefore, it is concluded that the traditional Thai exercise Rusie Dutton can promote health related physical fitness and QOL in menopausal women.
PMID: 25066942 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]