Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation technique on stress among elderly people
Kalavathi, Shanmugam Jhansi, Anjani Devi, Shabana
Background: Health is fundamental human right and basic to all. Health is a resource for life, not the object of living; it is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities. All communities have highly variable, unique strengths and health needs; and is a common in most cultures. Health is multi dimensional and is the condition of being sound in body, mind or spirit especially freedom from physical disease or pain. The factors affecting health may be classified as agent, host and environment. The presence and interaction of these factors initiate the disease process in man.
Objectives: To assess the pre test level of stress among elderly people.2.To demonstrate the Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation technique among elderly people.3.To evaluate the post test level of stress among elderly people. 4.To compare the pre and post test level of stress among elderly people.5.To find the association between post test level of stress among elderly people with selected demographic variables.
Materials and Methods: The Pre experimental research design with Convenience sampling technique was adapted to select 60 elderly people with stress who are residing at Venkatachalam at Nellore District.
Results: The result shows that among 60 samples post test level of stress among elderly people revealed that 38 (63.3%) elderly people were had mild stress, 19 (31.7%) were had no stress and 3 (5.0%) were had moderate stress and none of them had severe stress.