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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 188) Last page : ( 190)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2016.00034.3

A Study to assess the Effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation on Reducing Stress among Cancer Patients in Selected Hospitals at Mandya District

Mr. Rama Raghu G N*

Lecturer, Shri Anand Institute of Nursing, Opp. Ghanteshwar Park, B/h Sainik Society, Jamnagar Road, Rajkot

*Corresponding Author Email: meeralk00@gmail.com

Online published on 15 October, 2016.

Abstract

Stress is one of the common problems in cancer patients, much research demonstrating that cancer patients suffer from a significant amount of psychological distress. Mindfulness stress reduction Meditation is a mind-body process that uses concentration or reflection to relax the body and calm the mind and reduce the stress. The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of mindfulness based stress reduction meditation on reducing stress among cancer patients. The research designed adopted was pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design. The conceptual framework for this study was based on vonbertalanffy system model Model. The study had been conducted at kaveri hospital; mandya district. A total of 30 cancer patient were selected by convenient sampling method.

The data collected were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The pre test stress level among 30 respondents, 21 (70%) had moderate stress level scores, 9 (30%) had severe stress level and no subjects had mild stress level. After MBSR meditation, 16(53.33%) had mild stress scores, 14 (46.67%) had moderate stress scores and no one had severe stress score. the post test mean score was 84.13with the standard deviation of 11.56.when comparing to pre test mean score 110.6 with standard deviation of 13.11, it was significantly higher and computed paired t ’value 16.5 is higher than the table value 2.05, which shows the MBSR meditation was effective at P<0.05 level.

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Keywords

Effectiveness, MBSR Meditation, Stress, Cancer.

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