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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique in Reduction of Stress among Post Menopausal Women in Selected Hospital at Bhopal. (M.P.)

Laxmi Pandey, Dolly John Shiju

Abstract: Background: Menopause is a universal occurrence in every woman?s life as they enter their fifth decade of life. Some may experience abrupt cessation of menstruation other may pass through the pattern of menstrual irregularity and the unpleasant symptoms associated with it. Objectives: To assess pre test level of stress among post menopausal women before imparting Jacobson?s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique. To impart the Jacobson?s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique among menopausal women. To assess the effectiveness of Jacobson?s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique in relation of reduction of stress among post menopausal women after imparting Jacobson?s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique. To find out association between the pre-test score of stress and selected Socio Demographic variables of post menopausal women. Methodology: This study was conducted using Evaluative research approach for this study at selected hospital at Bhopal (M.P.). Quasi experimental one group pre-test post test research design has been adopted. The total sample size was 60. Non-Probability Convenient sampling was used. Data collection was done using a self evaluation rating scale developed. This standardized tool consists of 40 statements which show the signs of stress. Each statement has four choices, numbering which is indicated as 0= Never, 1=Sometimes, 2=Most of the times respectively which the respondent has to mark to indicate how he is self right at the moment of testing. Result- This study showed that overall mean, there was significant difference between pre &post test. Stress level is decreased from 29.02 to 19.62 after administering Jacobson?s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique. Conclusion: The study revealed that on Jacobson?s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique is effective in reducing the level of stress among post menopausal women is effective. Jacobson?s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique takes a few minutes out of our time and the rewards of enhanced recovery, better muscle control and the ability to more effectively manage stress as well worth the investment.

Keywords: Effectiveness, Jacobson's progressive, muscle relaxation technique, reduction of stress, post menopausal women



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