A study to assess the effectiveness of aerobic dance movement therapy on anxiety level among adolescent girls at selected schools at Tiruvannamalai

Thilagavathy, S (2015) A study to assess the effectiveness of aerobic dance movement therapy on anxiety level among adolescent girls at selected schools at Tiruvannamalai. Masters thesis, Venkateswara Nursing College, Chennai.


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A study to assess the ef fect iveness of aerobic dance movement therapy on anxiety level among adolescent girls in selected school at t iruvannamalai Introduction Adolescent period is not an age of problems and f rustrat ions, in most of them i t is golden age of adventure, romance and creat ivi ty. It is the period in l i fe when an individual is having t ime, energy, creat ivi ty and a spi ri t of trying new things. Adolescents form above near ly one f ifth of the total populat ion of India and are signi ficant p r o p o r t i o n o f t h e wo r l d ‘ s ad o l es c en t p o p u l at i o n . It i s u n d e r s t an d a b l e that the occur rence of var ious psychosocial stressors during the transi t ion f rom the adolescent to chi ldhood is inevi table. Objectives a. To assess the pre-test level of anxiety among adolescent girls in the Experimental group and cont rol group. b. To assess the post -test level of anxiety among adolescent girls in the experimental and cont rol group. c. To evaluate the ef fect iveness of aerobic dance movement therapy on anxiety among adolescent girls in experimental group. d. To associate the post -test anxiety levels of adolescent gi rls in the experimental Group wi th thei r selected demographic variable. Materials and Methods A Quant i tat ive Research approach was adopted for this study. A review of l i terature was done on studies related to aerobic dance movement therapy on psychological condi t ion, Studies related to Aerobic Dance movement therapy on medical condi t ion, s tudies related to anxiety. The conceptual framework opted for this study was based o n t h e Mo d el o f Wi d e n b ac h ‘ s h el p i n g ar t o f cl i n i c al n u r s i n g t h eo r y (1969), in order to achieve the object ives of the study. The Research design adopted was quasi experimental design. The tool adopted for the s t u d y i s s t an d ar d i z ed ―S t at e t r ai t an x i et y s c al e‖ . T h e t o o l was v al i d at e d by 4 exper ts. A pi lot study was conducted before under taking the main study. The main study was conducted in, Government Gir ls Higher Secondary and Government Higher Secondary School , among 60 adolescent gi rls of age group between 16-18 years. Purposive sampl ing technique was used to select 30 samples into experimental group and 30 students into control group. The study lasted for a per iod of 4 weeks during which, pre test was conducted using State t rai t anxiety scale to access the level of anxiety among adolescent gi rls in both the schools. The intervent ion was given f rom the next day to th e subjects in Government Girls Higher Secondary. The intervent ion had 4 phases; Preparat ion Phase, Incubat ion Phase, Il luminat ion Phase, Evaluat ion Phase. Intervent ion was given for a period of 4 weeks for 30 min per day. The subjects in the Government Higher Secondary School were used for control group. After 4 weeks post test was given to both the groups. The data was analysed by descript ive and inferent ial stat ist ics, the hypothesis was tested, the object ives were achieved and the resul t was presented. Major Findings of the Study The analysis revealed that the analysis of pre and post test score of anxiety of adolescent gi rls were evaluated and showed that the score of anxiety in post test is reduced than the scores in pre test of anxiety. The overal l improvement mean showed a un paired T value of 18.329, which was stat ist ical ly signi ficant at p<0.001 level . These findings revealed that there was significant dif ference in the post level between the experimental and the cont rol group. Conclusion On the basis of the f indings of the study, the invest igator fel t the aerobic dance movement therapy is ef fect ive non – pharmacological therapy for reduct ion of anxiety. Therefore this aerobic dance movement therapy used as a safe and ef fect ive method for g iving support , comfort and relaxat ion to anxiety persons.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerobic Dance Movement Therapy ; Anxiety Level ; Adolescent Girls ; Selected Schools ; Tiruvannamalai.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 05:30
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 03:39
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1825

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