Effectiveness of aum meditation on subjective wellbeing among older adults at selected old age homes, Salem

Dhanya, Pillai T (2015) Effectiveness of aum meditation on subjective wellbeing among older adults at selected old age homes, Salem. Masters thesis, Sri Gokulam College of Nursing, Salem.

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Abstract

This study was carried out to Evaluate the Effectiveness of AUM Meditation on Subjective Well being among Older Adults at selected Old Age Homes, Salem. The research approach adopted for this study was Quantitative research approach with quasi experimental design. The study was conducted in Tambras old age home and Vallalar Old Age Home. The sample size was 60 who were selected by non probability convience sampling technique. A standardized subjective wellbeing inventory scale, WHO, 1992 (self reporting questionnaire) was used to assess the subjective wellbeing. For experimental group, the investigator demonstrated the AUM meditation with the mudras. The collected data were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods, and interpretations were made based on the objectives of the study. The study finding revealed that during pretest, in experimental group 19 (63.33%) older adults were falling into ill being, 11(36.67%) of them were moderately ill being and none of them had good sense of wellbeing. In control group, 20(66.67%) of them had ill being10(33.33%) had moderately ill being and none of them had good senses of wellbeing. During post test in experimental group 6(20%) had ill being, 16(53.33%) had moderately ill being and 8(26.67%) had good sense of wellbeing. The mean score on level of subjective wellbeing among older adults in experimental group before intervention was 50.77 + 9.17 and after intervention was 72.23 + 13.42 with a mean difference of 21.46. The estimated paired-‘t’ value was 17.74 at p≤ 0.05 level. Hence the research hypothesis(H1) was retained at p≤0.05 level The mean post test score on level of subjective wellbeing among older adults in experimental group was 72.23 + 13.42 and in control group was 58.73+ 8.27 with a mean difference of 13.5. The estimated ‘t’ value was 4.90 which is highly significant at p ≤ 0.01 level. Hence the research hypothesis H2 was retained. There was significant association between the level of subjective well being among older adults and their medical illness in experimental group at p≤0.05 level and no significant association between the level of subjective wellbeing among older adults and their selected demographic variables in control group. The study concluded that AUM Meditation was effective on improving Subjective Well being among Older Adults at selected Old Age Homes.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aum Meditation ; Subjective Well Being ; Among Older Adults ; Selected Old Age Homes ; Salem.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 11:06
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 05:06
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1802

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