A Comparative study to assess the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation Vs Tai Chi Chuan on stress and quality of sleep among adolescents in selected schools, Kanyakumari District of Tamil nadu

Anandhakalyani, M (2017) A Comparative study to assess the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation Vs Tai Chi Chuan on stress and quality of sleep among adolescents in selected schools, Kanyakumari District of Tamil nadu. Doctoral thesis, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Namakkal.

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Abstract

A True experimental design was used to assess the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation and tai chi chuan on level of stress and quality of sleep among adolescent school children in selected schools, Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. The objectives of the study were 1. To assess the level of stress among experimental group I and II of adolescents before and after mindfulness meditation Vs Tai Chi Chuan. 2. To assess the quality of sleep among experimental group I and II of adolescents before and after mindfulness meditation Vs Tai Chi Chuan. 3. To compare the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation Vs Tai Chi Chuan on stress and quality of sleep among adolescents in experimental group I and II. 4. To find out the association between mean differed level of stress and quality of sleep among experimental group I and II of adolescents with their demographic variables and personal variables. The theoretical framework used in this study was based on Betty Neumans systems model. The sample size of the study was 240 adolescents. The instrument used for data collection were a structured questionnaire to collect demographic variable. Assessment of level of stress was measured by Students Stress Questionnaire and quality of sleep was assessed by Modified Pittsburgh Quality of Sleep Index Scale. Mindfulness meditation (Experimental group I) and Tai chi chuan (Experimental group II) were taught to adolescent school children in groups for eight weeks. Assessment of effectiveness of mindfulness meditation and tai chi chuan on level of stress and quality of sleep was measured by using same pre test scale at the end of 4thweek, 8th week and at the end of 12th week. MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE STUDY: • Mindfulness Meditation and Tai Chi Chuan are the intervention in reducing stress and improving quality of sleep, as data suggested that during post intervention experimental group I out of 120 adolescents, none reported with any severe stress or poor quality of sleep. Likewise none had moderate stress and fair quality of sleep was demonstrated by 41(34%) adolescents. In experimental group II out of 120 adolescents, none reported with any severe stress or poor quality of sleep. None of them reported moderate stress, while 73 (61%) expressed fair quality of sleep. • The overall score of post test scores of stress in experimental group I and II revealed that in experimental group I highest mean score was 36±0.65 where as in experimental group II mean score was 32±0.92 showing the difference of 6, which shows that mindfulness was more effective than tai chi chuan in reducing stress. • The overall score of post test scores of quality of sleep in experimental group I and II revealed that in experimental group I highest mean score was 32±0.92 where as in experimental group II mean score was 29±1.08 showing the difference of 3, which shows that tai chi chuan was more effective than mindfulness in improving quality of sleep. • Comparison of level of stress and quality of sleep, for the three periods and two groups, experimental group I and II displayed which shows that there was a significant reduction of level of stress and improvement in quality of sleep for both the groups over the time. Comparison of level of stress and quality of sleep with in the experimental group I and II displayed a significant difference. This reveals that both the groups showed significant reduction in level of stress and improvement in quality of sleep. • Chi- square value reveals that there was significant association between level of stress among adolescents in experimental group I when compared with demographic variables like class of study (χ 2=5.02) and number of siblings (χ 2=6.17) whereas there was no association with any of the personal variables (P< 0.05). • Association was analyzed between quality of sleep among adolescents in experimental group I with demographic and personal variables. It showed association with personal variables like class of study (χ 2=6.01) and number of siblings (χ 2=7.03) and with demographic variables like number of siblings and with personal variable like number of study hours per day at home (P<0.05). • Chi- square value reveals that there was significant association between quality of sleep among adolescents in experimental group II when compared with demographic variable such as number of siblings (χ 2=8.36) and with personal variable like number of study hours at home per day (χ 2=4.72) (P<0.05). • Association was analyzed between quality of sleep among adolescents in experimental group II with demographic and personal variables. It showed association with demographic variable such as class of study (χ 2=7.05) and number of siblings (χ 2=9.14) and with personal variable like number of study hours at home per day (χ 2=6.13) (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Mindfulness Meditation and Tai Chi Chuan were the effective interventions to reduce level of stress and improve quality of life among adolescents. It was observed that Mindfulness Meditation was more effective than Tai Chi Chuan in reducing stress. And also Tai Chi Chuan was more effective than Mindfulness Meditation for improving quality of sleep among adolescents. The result of the study showed that regular practice of Mindfulness Meditation and Tai Chi Chuan would be beneficial in reducing stress and improving the quality of sleep among adolescents.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: Reg.No.141120004
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mindfulness Meditation, Tai Chi Chuan, Stress, Quality of Sleep, Adolescents.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 01:21
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 06:05
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11872

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