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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOGA THERAPY ON THE LEVEL OF STRESS AMONG CHRONICALLY HOSPITALISED PATIENTS INA SELECTED HOSPITAL

Prof. Mrs. V. Hemavathy, Mr. Suresh Babu, Mrs. Ajitha Kumari.

Keywords : Yoga therapy, stress, institution and hospitalized patients

Citation Information : Hemavathy PM, Babu MS, Kumari. MA. A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOGA THERAPY ON THE LEVEL OF STRESS AMONG CHRONICALLY HOSPITALISED PATIENTS INA SELECTED HOSPITAL. 2015; 8 (3):49-52.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-3-49

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Stress is a universal phenomenon and an important component in our life. Yoga is one of the few stress relief tools that have a positive effect on all the body systems involved in body age. Yoga should be made accessible and relevant to anybody so that anyone with the desire can practice yoga. Yoga in this approach can be adapted to the individual requirements, needs and goals age and health capability which denotes that there is no barrier at all. A study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of yoga therapy on the level of Stress among Chronically hospitalised patients in a selected hospital. Quasi experiment one group pre test post test design was found to be appropriate to meet the objectives of the study. The sample size of the present study was 60 hospitalized patients and they were selected through stratified random sampling technique. They were asked to complete the geriatric stress scale and the scores were analysed. Yoga therapy was implemented to the patients for a period of three weeks. A post test was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the intervention. Appropriate statistical technique was employed to test the hypothesis and to analyse the findings. The result showed that there is a significant decrease in the level of stress among the hospitalized patients after implementing yoga therapy. The study revealed that the yoga therapy was found to be effective on the level of stress among chronically hospitalized patients in selected hospital.


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