Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A study to assess the effectiveness of suryanamaskar on reduction of stress among B.Sc. Nursing students at selected nursing colleges in Mysore



Address:   Ms. Vidhya N.M.1, Mrs. Aswathi Devi K.2, Prof. Sheela Williams3
1MSc (N), JSS College of Nursing, Saraswathipuram, Mysore-09, Karnataka
2Associate Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Saraswathipuram, Mysore-09, Karnataka
3professor, JSS College of Nursing, Saraswathipuram, Mysore-09, Karnataka
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ABSTRACT:
Background: Stress is recognized as a major health hazard of the contemporary century. The nursing students are likely to experience more stress than their friends enrolled in other programme. Few weeks of disciplined yoga practice is a promising approach for dealing with the stress response. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of Suryanamaskar on reduction of stress among B.Sc. Nursing students at selected nursing colleges in Mysore. Methods: In the study, quasi experimental nonequivalent control group pre test post test design was used and a non-probability convenient sampling technique was adopted to select 50 first year B.Sc. Nursing students, 30 in experimental and 20 in control group. Pilot study was conducted the tool and study design were found to be feasible. The stress level was measured by using perceived stress scale. Suryanamaskar was administered to experimental group. The data were collected and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Results of the study revealed that, there was significant difference between the mean pre test and post test stress scores which was statistically tested using paired ‘t’ test ( ‘t’(29)=5.57; P<0.05) was found to be significant at 0.05 level of significance. The significance of difference between the post test stress scores among experimental and control group was statistically tested using independent‘t’ test (‘t’ (48) =13.68; P, 0.05) was found to be significant at 0.05 level of significance and inferred that the Suryanamaskar was effective in reducing the stress level. The results of the study also revealed that the stress level of the first year B.Sc. Nursing students had no significant association with their selected personal variables. Conclusion: The study was concluded that Suryanamaskar was effective in reducing the stress among nursing students. hence the nursing colleges should give importance to suryanamaskar and thereby reduce the stress among nursing students.
KEYWORDS:
Suryanamaskar, stress, effectiveness, B.Sc. Nursing students
Cite:
Vidhya N.M., Aswathi Devi K., Sheela Williams. A study to assess the effectiveness of suryanamaskar on reduction of stress among B.Sc. Nursing students at selected nursing colleges in Mysore. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(1): Jan.-March, 2014; Page 06-09.
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