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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 363) Last page : ( 366)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00088.1

Effectiveness of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on Stress among Women with Infertility

Mrs. Dollin L. Ashiba1,*, Mrs.Prof. Solomon Reeta Jebakumari2

1Student, OBG Department, Thasiah College of Nursing, Vellivilagam, Marthandam

2Principal of Thasiah College of Nursing, Vellivillagam, Marthandam

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ashibavjfiona89@gmail.com

Online published on 27 December, 2018.


Background of the Study

Motherhood is a great honor and it is a great gift of god. Pregnancy is the most beautiful word to a women signalling the triumph of life. Infertility is defined as a failure to conceive within one or more years of regular unprotected intercourse.


The aim of the study to assess the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation on stress among women with infertility in Dr. Jeyasekharan Hospital, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu.

Materials and Method

The design adopted was true experimental pre test post test control group design. The simple random sampling technique was used to select the samples. The tool used for data collection procedure is Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). The women with infertility in experimental group receive progressive muscle relaxation for 15 minutes everyday for one month. The women with infertility in control group no intervention for one month. Post test level of stress is measured by Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) after one month.


The study findings revealed that the mean post test level of stress among women with infertility in experimental group is 11.73, MD=6.7, t=5.15, p>0.005* after one month practicing Progressive Muscle Relaxation. The mean post test level of stress among women with infertility in control group is, 18.43 for one month without practicing Progressive Muscle Relaxation. There is significant reduction of level of stress in experimental group compared to women with infertility in control group.


Progressive Muscle Relaxation has found to be an effective in reduction of stress among women with infertility.



Effectiveness, progressive muscle relaxation, stress, women with infertility.


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