Effectiveness of self affirmation technique on depression among cancer patients in oncology ward at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai

Venkatesan, P (2018) Effectiveness of self affirmation technique on depression among cancer patients in oncology ward at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.

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Abstract

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Effectiveness of self affirmation technique on depression among cancer patients in oncology ward at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the level of depression among cancer patients. 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of self affirmation technique on depression among cancer patients. 3. To associate the level of depression among cancer patients with their selected socio demographic variables. HYPOTHESES: The mean post test level of depression will be significantly lower than the mean pre test level of depression among cancer patients. There is a statistically significant association between the depression among cancer patients in oncology ward at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai with their selected socio demographic variables. METHODOLOGY: Pre experimental one group pre test and post test research design was used, 30 depression patients were selected by non-probability (consecutive) sampling and assessed through Hamilton depression rating scale. RESULTS: The study revealed that mean difference between pre test and post test was 4.33 and ‘t’ value = 28.11. This differences large and it is statistically significant. CONCLUSION: It is statistically evidenced that self affirmation technique is benefit in reducing depression among cancer patients.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.301631804
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self affirmation technique, Depression, Cancer patients.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 04:14
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 04:14
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11668

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