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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 178) Last page : ( 180)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00037.1

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Deep Breathing Exercise to reduce the Level of Stress among Working Women in a selected area at Rajkot

Mr. Rahul H Makwana1,*, Mr. Hari Vishnu2, Dr. Doss K Jeenath Justin3

1II Year Student, Shri Anand Institute of Nursing, Oppo-Ghanteshwar Park, B/H Sainik Society, Jamnagar Road, Rajkot

2Guide and HOD, Shri Anand Institute of Nursing, Oppo-Ghanteshwar Park, B/H Sainik Society, Jamnagar Road, Rajkot

3Principal, Shri Anand Institute of Nursing, Oppo-Ghanteshwar Park, B/H Sainik Society, Jamnagar Road, Rajkot

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rahulmakwana29790@gmail.com

Online published on 22 May, 2019.

Abstract

The reduction of stress of working women has an important role to play in enabling effectiveness of deep breathing exercise intervention as an independent nursing intervention to reduce the level of stress at clinic and home1. The objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of deep breathing exercise on level of stress among the working women in selected area in Rajkot. The research design adopted was quasi-experimental time series pre-test, post-test with control group design. The conceptual framework for this study was based on King's Theory of goal attainment. The study has been conducted at Bahumali government quarters, Rajkot. Non-probability purposive sampling technique has been adopted to select the desired sample. The sample size was 60. As an intervention of 30 minutes of deep breathing exercise was administered for experimental group. The data was collected through PSS (Perceived Stress Scale) which range from 0 to > 40 range. The collected data were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. ‘F’ test was used to evaluate the effectiveness of deep breathing exercise on level of stress among the working women. The obtained ‘F’ value was 9.49766. The findings of the study revealed that deep breathing exercise helps in decreasing the level of stress among the working women.

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Keywords

Effectiveness, Deep breathing Exercise, Stress, Working Women.

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