Effectiveness of Selected Yoga Practices on the level of stress among student nurses in selected Nursing Educational Institution, Dehradun
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 1450-1456
AbstractBackground: In alternative and complementary therapies yoga is the top treatment modality, especially to maintain and promote the psychological wellbeing of human beings. studyThe study was planned to measure the effectiveness of systematically planned yoga programs on the psychological wellbeing of nursing students. Methodology: Quantitative approach with Randomized controlled trial was used to test systematically planned yoga programs on the psychological wellbeing of nursing students. Eighty-eight first-year diploma and undergraduate nursing students were selected by Simple Random (Lottery Method) technique but the study was completed with seventy-one nursing students. Physically and mentally healthy students, initial learners of Yoga, willing to give consent for the study and students who can read and understand Hindi language were included in the study. Subjects were randomly assigned to the experimental and control group. Data were collected from the participants by using standardized tools PANAS & PSS. The intervention selected for the present study was selected yoga practices. Systematically planned fifteen hours yoga training program was implemented to the experimental group. The level of practice increases progressively over the four and a half weeks. Assessment made with the tools in three times i.e Baseline, one month and two months. Besides, optional Yoga practices were facilitated and monitored in 6 days in a week within the hostel premises for the entire data collection period. This was motivated students to enhance their yoga practices. Results: In the experimental group, positive affect/ perceive mean score shows the significant improvement (p =0.0001) in three levels and negative affect/ perceive mean score show the significant reduction (p =0.0001) in three levels. The inferential statistics of the control group depicts that not statistically significant found in a decrease of negative affect/perceive mean score as well as in increasing positive affect/perceive mean score in the three levels of the control group. Conclusion: Student nurses practiced regular yoga practices shown remarkably improved positive emotions and reduced negative emotions and improve the general sense of wellbeing among student nurses. So, yoga can be included as a part of the curriculum to enhance the wellbeing of the students.
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