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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2021, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 19) Last page : ( 21)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00006.8

A study to assess the effectiveness of transcendental meditation on stress among transgenders residing in Bengaluru

Chacko Alphy1,*, Pushpa D2, Jasphine Jinila2

1Mental Health Nursing Department, Holy Family College of Nursing, New Delhi

2St. Philomena’s College of Nursing, Bengaluru

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

Online published on 27 April, 2021.



Stress is a person’s response to stressor such as an environmental condition or stimulus. Stress typically describes a negative condition or a positive condition that can have an impact on a person’s mental and physical well-being. Transgenders are the people who face lot of stress in their life due to discrimination and they are not well accepted in the society due to stigma. A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation on stress among transgenders residing in Bengaluru.


The conceptual frame work of the study was based on Kolcaba’s comfort theory and it provided a comprehensive framework for achieving the objectives of the study. The research design selected for this study was Quasi-Experimental pre-test post-test Control Group Design. Non probability purposive sampling technique was adopted to select 60 transgenders (30 in experimental group and 30 in control group). The samples were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The technique used to collect data was self-administered Perceived Stress Scale.


The Study revealed that, there was a significant difference between the post-test scores of level of stress in experimental and control group since calculated ‘t’ value (t = 2.808) was significantly greater than the table value (t58 = 2.045) at 0.05 level of significance. The baseline variables like age, religion, living with whom, coping strategies employed in experimental and control group pre test were found to be significant at 0.05 level of significance as the obtained chi-square values for these variables were greater than the ‘p’ value. The baseline variables were found to be non-significant at 0.05 level of significance in the post test of both groups as the obtained chi-square values for these variables were less than the ‘p’ value.


The findings of the study shows that Transcendental Meditation was effective in the reduction of stress among transgenders.



Transcendental Meditation, Transgender, Level of stress and Perceived Stress Scale.


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