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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 77) Last page : ( 82)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00017.5

A study to assess the Effectiveness of Aerobic Exercises on Anxiety among Substance Abuse Patients at Selected Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre, Dehradun

Mrs. Panthri Kiran*

Lecturer, Narayan Swami College of Nursing, Dehradun, 248001

*Corresponding Author Email: kiranbishtpanthri@gmail.com

Online published on 26 April, 2017.


To determine the effectiveness of selected nursing interventions on the level of anxiety among substance abuse patients in selected Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre, Dehradun, the researcher used Pre Experimental (one group pre-test and Post-test design) research design. The selected nursing intervention used is the aerobic exercises. Modified Anxiety Rating Scale was used as tool for data collection. Results were, majority 27 of the subjects had severe anxiety and 7 had extreme anxiety and 6 of them had moderate anxiety in the pre-test. After aerobic exercises intervention only 5 of subjects had severe anxiety and remaining 35 of subjects had moderate anxiety in the pos-test. The assessment of effectiveness of aerobic exercise in reducing anxiety of samples at selected rehabilitation centre revealed, that the anxiety reduction after intervention having mean difference is 24.325 and effective level is 11.53 at P<0.05 using modified anxiety rating scale. Hence it is inferred that there is significant reduction in the anxiety of the patients. Thus this is a very important aspect which should be added in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre, so that the patients can practice it and and reduce their anxiety.


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