Volume : VIII, Issue : VII, July - 2019

EFFECT OF GROUP BASED MINDFUL MEDITATION VERSUS PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION ON STRESS IN POST MODIFIED RADICAL MASTECTOMY PATIENTS.

Akshata Sherikar, Nupoor S. Kulkarni

Abstract :

Individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer usually suffer from various psychosocial impairments. Psychosocial impairments affect the well–being of the individual, causing risk to the individual in various ways. With rise in awareness about cancer and its effects on an individual, people are increasingly seeking out various complementary therapies to cope with their illness. Hence this study aimed to compare the effect of Group Based Mindful Based Stress Reduction and Progressive Muscle Relaxation on stress in post Modified Radical Mastectomy patients. Methods and Material 60 post MRM patients (30–60 yrs) were selected as per eligibility criteria. Pre–intervention scores were taken using DASS–42 (Marathi version). Both the groups intervention was given for ten minutes for five days, for one week and post–intervention assessment was done, and scores noted. Results: Unpaired t test of baseline characteristics (BMI, AGE, pre–interventional DASS) done for both the groups showed that the groups were comparable.Pre and Post interventional data collected in MBSR (group 1) (t= 2.94, p<0.001) and PMR (group 2) (t=1.67, p<0.05) showed that there was significant difference in DASS scores. However, between group analysis by Unpaired t test of both the groups showed no significant difference (t=0.98, p>0.05) hence, both the interventions were effective in decreasing DASS scores. Conclusions: The study concluded that both the interventions were effective in decreasing symptoms of stress in the post MRM patients.

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EFFECT OF GROUP BASED MINDFUL MEDITATION VERSUS PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION ON STRESS IN POST MODIFIED RADICAL MASTECTOMY PATIENTS., Akshata Sherikar, Nupoor S. Kulkarni INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-7 | July-2019


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