Context: Psychomotor retardation is a central feature of depression which includes motor and cognitive impairments. Particularly in an inpatient setting, psychomotor retardation may require increased nursing care to ensure adequate food and fluid intake and sufficient personal care. Methods: After obtaining written informed assent, MDD patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were recruited and enrolled in this study at government head quarter’s hospital, Erode. The total sample size was 50 MDD patients. Purposive sampling technique was adopted in this study. This study was operated based on basic true experimental research design. All the subjects were interviewed before intervention by assessing the demographic profile. The level of conation was assessed with Whealen and Speaken - modified work skill rating scale. The joss stick skill training was demonstrated through video, for 15 to 20 minutes, once a day for 15 days. Posttest was conducted by using the same assessment techniques in experimental and control arm. Result: The unpaired ‘t’ test value of conation between experimental arm and control arm depicted statistical significance (t=6.98). The joss stick skill training was statistically significant, by improving the conation among MDD patients.
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Sampoornam. W. Impact of Joss Stick skill training on conation among major depressive disorder (MDD) patients in government head quarters hospital at Erode. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(2):157-9. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00037
Sampoornam. W. Impact of Joss Stick skill training on conation among major depressive disorder (MDD) patients in government head quarters hospital at Erode. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(2):157-9. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00037 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-2-16
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