Effectiveness of Yoga Therapy among Clients with Depression

Revathy, N (2010) Effectiveness of Yoga Therapy among Clients with Depression. Masters thesis, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur.


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The aim of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of yoga therapy among clients with depression. A one group pre-test post-test research design was adopted for this study. A total number of 30 samples who met the inclusion criteria were selected for this study. The tool used in the study are given below Section – A : Proforma for demographic variables. Section – B : Hamilton Rating Scale for depression. On the first day, the level of depression was assessed by using Hamilton rating scale. On the evaluation day, assessment was done by using the same tool. In pretest out of 30 samples, 7 clients exhibited severe depression and 23 clients exhibited moderate depression. After yoga therapy was demonstrated and practiced regularly by the clients. It was found that 19 clients exhibited mild depression and 11 clients exhibited moderate depression which shows that the yoga therapy was effective in reducing the level of depression among depressed clients. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY: 1. The pretest mean score was 42.2 with the standard deviation of 10.4. In post test, mean score was 23.8 with the standard deviation of 9.5. 2. The calculated value was compared with the tabulated value. Since the calculated value was greater than the tabulated value, we accept the alternative hypothesis. Hence the yoga therapy was effective in clients with depression. 3. Effectiveness of yoga therapy was correlated with the selected demographic variables of depressed clients. It showed that there was significant correlation between variables such as age, marital status, occupation, monthly income of the family, family system and availability of support system. NURSING IMPLICATION: The findings of the present study have implications in the field of nursing education, nursing service, nursing administration and nursing research. NURSING EDUCATION: ❖ With the increasing use of complementary therapies by the general population nursing faculty are challenged to educate their students about these therapies. ❖ Use of a holistic curriculum model facilitates the inclusion of interventions that promote complementary health and healing. It is therefore, important to assure that sufficient time is allocated within the nursing course for alternative therapies like yoga. ❖ It is vital to have knowledge about complementary therapies for professional nursing practice, to provide patients with information about therapies, to be informed about complementary therapies and to incorporate some of these therapies into one’s own self care. NURSING SERVICE: ❖ Nurses working in the psychiatric setup should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to demonstrate yoga to depressed clients. ❖ Patients should be given adequate information regarding the benefits and effectiveness of yoga in reducing depression. ❖ In-service education program regarding alternative modalities of treatment should be organised. ❖ Rewards can be given to the outstanding nurses who practice the alternative modalities of treatment. ❖ Mass health education programme can be organised to improve the knowledge regarding alternative modalities of treatment. NURSING ADMINISTRATION: ❖ Nurse administrators can impose the routine practice of yoga exercises in psychiatric wards. ❖ Nursing administration should make arrangements for providing yoga programmes to the patients during their stay in the hospital. ❖ The knowledge and practice of various yoga techniques and their health benefits can definitely help the administration to inculcate this oriental for physical and mental well being in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders. ❖ Separate yoga health programme with sufficient staff, materials and facilities like an yoga centre should be organized in psychiatric hospitals. ❖ Administrators can organise continuing education programs on alternative modalities of treatment for nurses. ❖ Additional staffs should be appointed to demonstrate yoga therapy in psychiatric ward. NURSING RESEARCH: ❖ Nurse Researchers should challenge to perform scientific work and take part in application and evaluation of effectiveness of yoga therapy among depressed patients. ❖ The findings of the study should be implemented in both hospital and community settings. ❖ The study provides awareness for further studies among the student in this area. RECOMMENDATIONS: Based on the research findings the following recommendations are made; ❖ The similar study can be done with large sample. ❖ A study can be done on the knowledge and skills of the nurses regarding yoga therapy. ❖ In service education on effectiveness of yoga therapy can be given to improve the quality of care. ❖ Similar study can be done by using Quasi-experimental with control group. ❖ A descriptive study can be done to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of yoga therapy.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Yoga Therapy, Clients, Depression.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2020 16:20
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2020 04:58
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/13071

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