A study to assess the effectiveness of activity therapy on stress among old age people in selected old age homes at Kanyakumari District

Vinikaraj, D J (2015) A study to assess the effectiveness of activity therapy on stress among old age people in selected old age homes at Kanyakumari District. Masters thesis, Thasiah College of Nursing, Marthandam.

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Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of activity therapy on stress among old age people in selected old age homes at Kanyakumari District.Quantitative research approach was used. Pre experimental- one group pre testpost test design was adopted for this study. The study was conducted among the old age people at home for the aged Plankalai and home for the aged at Mathar. Convenience sampling technique was adopted to select 60 old age people. Data collection was done by Modified Psychological Stress Assessment Scale. Activity therapy was administered for old age people. The data gathered were analysedby descriptive and inferential statistical method and interpretation was done on the basis of the objectives of the study.The data was collected and analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findingswere highly significant to the table value. During pre test, In Modified Psychological Stress Assessment scale, the analysis of pretest out of 60 samples, 48.3% of them had moderate stress, 51.6% of them had severe stress. So it indicates that moderate and severe level of stress was common among old age people and they requires some relieving measure.During post test, out of 60 samples 76.3% of them had mild stress and 23.3% of them had moderate stress. Based on Modified Psychological Stress Assessment the post test result shows that the mean post test score was 26.51% , standard deviation was 7.35% and the mean difference was 34.9. The obtained paired t test value 27.09 which is more than the table value 0.05 level of significance. Hence the research hypothesis [H1] was accepted and it was inferred that activity therapy is reducing the level of stress among old age people. From the results of the study it is concluded that rendering activity therapy to the old age people was effective in reducing stress. The old age people with stress can include this therapy in their routine activities. The old people’s leisure time may be enough and utilized for doing this activity therapy.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activity Therapy; Stress ; Old Age People ; Selected Old Age Homes ; Kanyakumari.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 10:30
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 03:44
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1849

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