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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 3
First page : ( 299) Last page : ( 309)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2015.00012.5

Effectiveness of Pranayama on Anxiety among Alcoholics in a Selected De-addiction Centre at Chennai

Mr. Muniyandi S.*

Assistant Professor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Kasturba Nursing College, Kasturba Health Society, Sevagram, Wardha

*Corresponding Author Email: muniyandi4u@gmail.com

Online published on 30 October, 2015.


The reduction of level of anxiety among alcoholics in de-addiction center has an important role to play in enabling effectiveness of pranayama intervention as an independent nursing intervention. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of pranayama on reduction of anxiety level among alcoholics. The research design adopted was quasi-experimental pre-test, post-test design. The conceptual framework for this study was based on modified Irvin Rosen stock's health belief and personal health behavioral model 1966. The study has been conducted in wisdom hospital de-addiction center at Chennai. on probability purposive sampling technique has been adopted to select the desired sample. The total sample size was 60, of which 30 samples each in both in experimental group and control group. As an intervention 15 minutes of Pranayamawas administered for samples. The data was collected through state trait anxiety inventory scale. The collected data were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Paired ‘t’ test was used to evaluate the effectiveness of pranayama on level of anxiety among alcoholics. The obtained‘t’ value was 23.69. The findings of the study revealed that pranayama helps in decreasing the level of anxiety among alcoholics.



Effectiveness, level of anxiety, alcoholics, de-addiction center, pranaayama.


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