Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 151-155
Effect of Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise on Anxiety among Children Diagnosed with Leukemia Admitted in Selected Hospital of Cuttack
Aliva Giri1, Kshirabdhi Tanaya2
1M.Sc. Tutor, S.V.N College of medical science& research, Bhubaneswar,Odisha,India.
2M.Sc. Tutor, SUM Nursing College, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Corresponding Author: Kshirabdhi Tanaya
An quasi experimental study aimed to evaluate the effect of Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation exercise on anxiety among children diagnosed with leukemia admitted in selected hospital of Cuttack, was conducted with the objective to assess the level of anxiety among leukemia diagnosed children, to assess the effect of Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation exercise on anxiety and to determine the association between the level of anxiety with selected demographic variable. The tools used are self structured socio-demographic tool and Hamilton’s Anxiety rating scale. Total 40 numbers of children participated in the study which was selected by purposive sampling. In experimental group (65%) had moderate anxiety in pre test & in post test (90%) had mild anxiety whereas, in control group in pre test (75%) had moderate anxiety & in post test (85%) had moderate anxiety. In control group the calculated paired‘t’ test value was 4.39 and p value was < 0.0001. And in experimental group the calculated paired‘t’ test value was 11.87 and p value was < 0.00001. The finding of the study revealed that Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation exercise is effective in reducing anxiety.
Key words: Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation exercise, anxiety, leukemia patients.