A quasi experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of pranayama on stress and coping among housewives at selected community areas in Pudukkottai

Saranya Devi, S (2018) A quasi experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of pranayama on stress and coping among housewives at selected community areas in Pudukkottai. Masters thesis, Karpaga Vinayaga College of Nursing, Pudukkottai.

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Abstract

Now a day, stress is dangerous and significant problems of world and affects physical, mental, behavioural, and emotional health. Every one of us experience stress, indeed a certain level of stress is vital if we are to meet crises. Yoga has been reported to control stress, to be beneficial in treating stress related disorders, improving autonomic functions, lower blood pressure, increase strength & flexibility of muscles, improve the senses of well being, slow ageing process, control breathing, reducing stress and improving spiritual growth. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: “A quasi experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of pranayama on stress and coping among housewives at selected community areas, in Pudukkottai”. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the pre test and post test level of stress and coping among housewives in experimental and control group. 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of pranayama on level of stress and coping among housewives in experimental and control group. 3. To find out the association between the post test level of stress and coping among housewives with the selected demographic variables in experimental group. Conceptual framework; King‟s Goal Attainment Theory. Research design: Quasi Experimental, Pre test, post test, control group design. Population: Housewives. Sample size: 60 housewives with stress, (30 in Experimental group and 30 in control group) Sampling Technique: Non Probability–Purposive Sampling technique. Setting: Atttangudi, Maravapatty. Tool: Modified stress tool based on Singh Personal Stress Source inventory and Cohen perceived stress scale and modified coping tool based on Rao & Prabhu. Data Collection: The period of data collection was 6 weeks. Pranayama was given to housewives for 30 minutes perday for 7 days to reduce the level of Stress and improve the coping level. Data Analysis: Descriptive Statistics (Frequency, Percentage, Mean, and Standard Deviation) and Inferential statistics (paired “t” test, unpaired “t” test, and chi-square) were used to test the research hypotheses. MAJOR FINDINGS: 1. Housewives from experimental group had experienced mild and moderate level of stress, when compared with housewives from control group. 2. Housewives from experimental group had experienced moderate and high level of coping, when compared with housewives from control group. 3. There was a significant difference in the level of stress and coping among housewives after pranayama between control and experimental group. 4. There was a significant association between the post test level of stress with the selected demographic variables in experimental group. 5. There was a significant association between the post test level of coping with the selected demographic variables in experimental group. CONCLUSION: Pranayama was simple and effective method for reducing the stress among housewives. Pranayama helps to relieve the stress and promote the well being among housewives. Pranayama helps to enhance the level of coping among housewives.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.301632351
Uncontrolled Keywords: pranayama, stress, coping, housewives, selected community areas, Pudukkottai, quasi experimental study.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 04:38
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 04:38
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11670

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