Effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation technique on stress among staff nurses
Rajitha SR, Annie Chandra S
Stress is the body's reaction to any harmful situations. It can affect all aspects of our life, including our emotions, behaviors, thinking ability, and physical health. The objectives of the study were to assess the pre-test and post-test level of stress, to find out the effectiveness of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique and to associate the stress level with selected demographic variable. Pre experimental with one group pretest-posttest design was used in this study. The study was conducted in selected hospitals at Kanyakumari District. The samples consisted of 56 staff nurse and selected by purposive sampling technique on the basis of their pre-test stress score. The tools used for data collection were Demographic Proforma and Perceived Stress Scale. Among the subjects, 87.5% had moderate stress and 12.5% had high stress in pre-test and 87.5% had low stress, 10.71% had moderate stress and 1.79% had high stress in post-test. The study revealed that, the pre-test mean score of stress level was 18.643±4.634 and post-test was 9.768±4.541. The mean difference of stress level was 8.875, ‘t’=10.236 and it was statistically highly significant at <0.0001 level.