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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effectiveness of Pranayama on reducing the anxiety among the alcoholic patient in Bharath Matha De-addiction center

Mrs. M Gerald Roseline, Mrs. S Prabavathy, Mr. S Dhivagar

Keywords : Pranayama, Anxiety, Alcoholics

Citation Information : Roseline MM, Prabavathy MS, Dhivagar MS. Effectiveness of Pranayama on reducing the anxiety among the alcoholic patient in Bharath Matha De-addiction center. 2018; 11 (1):11-14.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-11-1-11

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Alcohol is a drug that is dependent upon by the majority of our society. Several people across the world become addicted to alcohol Objectives- To find out the effectiveness of Pranayama on reducing the anxiety among the alcoholic patients. Method: Quasi Experimental Research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 40 male alcoholic patients was selected by using simple Random Sampling Technique. The Intervention of Pranayama was given for a duration of 1hour daily for 21 days. Result: The Mean score value of pre-test was 14.80, post test was 4.23 and obtained ‘t’ value 18.759 was highly significant (0.000) at p<0.001 level. Asignificant association between the level of anxiety and history of chronic illness was seen atp<0.05 level. Conclusion: The effectiveness of pranayama highly reduces the anxiety level among alcoholic patients.


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