International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015


Effectiveness of Deep Breathing Exercise to Reduce Stress among Senior Citizens in Selected Old Age Home at Chennai

V. Hemavathy [15] | Lincy.S [3]


Abstract: BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY, Old age is the whole art of life. Old age consist of ages nearing the life expectancy of human beings and thus the end of the human life cycle. . Old age has its own beauties. No young man can have those beauties. Old age is not so full of energy, but things are settling and depth is arising. If you miss your youth, you will miss your old age. OBJECTIVESTo assess the pre test and post test level on stress among senior citizen. To determine the effectiveness of deep breathing exercise on the level of reducing stress among senior citizen. To associate the post level of stress with the selected demographic variables among senior citizen. HYPOTHESIS. There is a significant difference between the pre test and post test level of stress among senior citizen METHODOLOGYNon equivalent control group pre-test and post-test design was selected for this study. Purposive sampling technique was used for the study. FINAL RESULT AND CONCLUSIONIn the pre test the level of stress among selected 30 samples 6 (20 %) Of them had mild stress and 10 (33.3 %) of them had moderate stress and 14 (46.6 %) had severe stress. In the post test level of stress 16 (53.3 %) of them had mild stress and 14 (46.6 %) had moderate stress. The effectiveness of deep breathing exercise on reduce stress among senior citizens using paired t test shows 10.5 significant at the level of P <0.05 Which implying that there was significant decrease in the level of stress in the post test. stress, effectiveness, deep breathing exercise, senior citizens, old age home.


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Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,


Pages: 2314 - 2315


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