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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part H (2019)

Effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation technique on levels of anxiety among elderly persons at Gudiyattam old age home, Vellore

Author(s)
Prabhu TS and Dr. P Muthumari
Abstract
The aim of the study was to find out the Effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation therapy on levels of anxiety among elderly persons at Gudiyattam old age home, Vellore.
The research design selected for this study was pre experimental one group pretest-posttest design. The sampling size is 40 elderly persons (20-experimental group, 20- control group) selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria in Gudiyattam old age home Vellore. Tool used was state trait anxiety inventory scale to assess the levels of anxiety. The findings of the study showed that there was a significant reduction in the level of anxiety among elderly after instituting progressive muscle relaxation technique. The mean score of the level of anxiety during pre-test was 101.6 and that of post-test was 86.7 in experimental group. The mean score of the level of anxiety during pre-test was 107.6 and that of post-test was 107.3 in control group. The mean reduction in the level of anxiety was significant. The calculated t value was 7.5which is highly significant at the level of (P<0.001). There is significant association between the post test levels of anxiety on progressive muscle relaxation technique among the elderly persons in experimental & control group with selected demographic variables like sex, marital status.
Pages: 482-484  |  82 Views  4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Prabhu TS and Dr. P Muthumari. Effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation technique on levels of anxiety among elderly persons at Gudiyattam old age home, Vellore. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(4): 482-484.
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