Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 325-331
Assessment of Effectiveness of Trataka Exercise on Vision and Aesthenopia among Student Nurses with Refractive Error
Soumya1, Dr. Manju Chhugani2, Eke Lama Tamang3
1MSc Nursing 2nd Year Student, 2Principal, 3Tutor,
Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.
Corresponding Author: Ms. Soumya
Topic: A study to assess the effectiveness of trataka exercise on vision and aesthenopia among student nurses with refractive error in a selected college of nursing of Delhi.
Objectives: The objectives of the study were to assess the effectiveness of trataka exercise on vision among student nurses and to assess the effectiveness of trataka exercise on aesthenopia among student nurses.
Methodology: A quantitative research approach (true experimental) with pre – test - post – test control group design was used. Purposive sampling technique was adopted to select 30 student nurses with refractive error from Rufaida College of Nursing, Delhi. Data was collected using standard Snellen’s chart and a structured checklist. The tool was validated and reliability of the tool was established as 0.8 using KR – 20.
Results: There was no significant difference in vision of student nurses who received trataka exercise in the experimental group at 0.05 level of significance. In the experimental group there was significance difference in aesthenopia in student nurses who received trataka exercise at 0.05 level of significance. In the control group there was no significant difference in both vision and aesthenopia at 0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: Student nurses who performed trataka exercise showed decrease in aesthenopia than those who were not administered the exercise. There was no significant difference in vision in the experimental group and control group after the intervention. Trataka exercise was an effective method for the management of aesthenopia among student nurses with refractive error.
Key words: Trataka exercise, aesthenopia, refractive error