The journey with cancer is a long, stressful and strenuous one. The diagnosis, treatment, and the challenges of survivorship all have potential to increase levels of distress that might influence their adaptation and possibly the course of their disease. The treatment procedure itself may be determined to the emotional well-being of patients. This is where complementary and alternative therapy has stepped into offer holistic treatment for stress reduction. Nurses are in ideal position to assist individuals in the management of stress in their lives.
Objectives: 1. To assess the pre-test level of stress among women with reproductive organ cancer in the experimental and control group.
2. To assess the post-test level of stress among women with reproductive organ cancer in the experimental group and control group.
3. To determine the effectiveness of meditation on stress among women with reproductive organ cancer.
4. To associate the post-test level of stress among women with reproductive organ cancer with their demographic variables.
Methods: The study was conducted by adopting a Quasi-experimental, non-equivalent control group pre and post-test design.60 women who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected by using Non-probability purposive sampling technique.
Results: The results showed highly significant decrease in the level of stress following meditation at P<0.001 level.