This study aimed to investigate the effect of pilates exercises on quality of life and depression in
Patients and Methods: The postmenopausal women with a mean age of 55.71 years were assessed with their Quality
of Life Menopause Specific Quality of Life Scale (MENQOL) and their depression levels by the Back Depression Scale. The
individuals were later divided into two groups as the pilates exercise group (n = 21) and the home exercise group (n =
23). The pilates exercise group had 3 days a week of pilates exercises for 8 weeks, while the home exercise group had an
8-week home exercise program. Both groups were evaluated pre-exercise and at the end of 8 weeks.
Results: As a result of the evaluation, it was observed that there was a statistically significant difference between
the first and last measurements of the individuals in the Pilates exercise group in both the MENQOL measures and
the depression measures (p <0.05).
Conclusion: This study showed that pilates exercises applied to women in the postmenopausal period increased the
quality of life and improved their psychological conditions.