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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 8, Part L (2016)

Effectiveness of gestalt therapy on level of alcohol dependence among adults in selected villages, Nellore

Author(s)
Somesula Suchitra, Rajeswari H, Arumugam Indira and Kalavathi B
Abstract
Introduction: Now a days alcohol consumption has become a routine for individual in the society. There are about 2 billion people worldwide who consume alcoholic beverages and 76.3 (WHO) million people’s health are affected with alcoholism. Morbidity and mortality is considerably high in the world. Gestalt therapy helps to raise awareness, which is defined as knowing what one feeling, and thinking. The counselor assists the awareness of “what” and” how” one behaves in the present movement.
Objectives:
• To determine the level of alcohol dependence.
• To determine the effectiveness of gestalt therapy on the level of alcohol dependence among adults.
• To compare the effectiveness of Gestalt therapy on the level of alcohol dependence among adults in Urban and Rural area.
• To find out the association between the effectiveness of gestalt therapy on level of alcohol dependence among adults with the selected socio demographic variables.
Material and method: The present study was conducted by using quasi experimental non equivalent control group design. The adults were selected by using non probability convenience sampling technique.
Results and Discussion: The data reveals that the effectiveness of gestalt therapy on level of alcohol dependence in urban area result indicates, in experimental group pre test score is, 8(32%) had mild alcohol dependence,17 (58%) had moderate alcohol dependence. In post test 12 (48%) had mild alcohol dependence and 13 (52%) had moderate alcohol dependence. In control group, in pre test, 9(36%) had mild alcohol dependence 16 (64%) had moderate alcohol dependence. In post test 9 (36%) had mild alcohol dependence and 16(64%) had moderate alcohol dependence.
Conclusion: Investigator found that the gestalt therapy is effective in decreasing the level of alcohol dependence among adults. It is also found that gestalt therapy is more effective in reducing alcohol dependence among adults in urban area than compared to the adults in rural area. This intervention can be implemented among all adults who have alcohol dependence.
Pages: 784-793  |  813 Views  26 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Somesula Suchitra, Rajeswari H, Arumugam Indira, Kalavathi B. Effectiveness of gestalt therapy on level of alcohol dependence among adults in selected villages, Nellore. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(8):784-793.
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