A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Deep Breathing Exercise on Management of Level on Stress of Psychotic Patients at Selected Hospital, Guwahati, AssamJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2022-03-05
Authors : Dimpi Baishya; S. Sarojini Devi;
Page : 536-541
Keywords : Deep breathing exercise; stress; psychotic patients;
Background: Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind described as involving a "loss of contact with reality". Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Stress can also trigger symptoms of psychosis in people who are particularly at risk for psychotic disorder. Objective of the study: The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of deep breathing exercise on management of level on stress of psychotic patients. Method of the Study: A qualitative research approach with pre-experimental research (one group pre-test post-test) design. 60 psychotic patients were selected using purposive sampling technique. The study was conducted in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati, Assam. The tool for data collection was interview structured questionnaire (socio-demographic variables) and Perceived Stress Scale was used to assess the level of stress of psychotic patients. Result: The findings of the study revealed that in pre-test majority 43 (71.7%) of participants had high stress, while in post-test majority 34 (56.7%) of participants had low stress. So, the study can be concluded that deep breathing exercise is effective in reducing the level on stress among psychotic patients. Conclusion: The findings of the study are consistent with the literature and have support from the other studies.
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