Effectiveness of guided imagery on level of anxiety among elderly residing in old age homes in selected areas
Gaikwad Rajat B
Statement: ‘Effectiveness of Guided Imagery on level of anxiety among elderly residing in old age homes in selected areas.’ Objectives: To assess pre-existing level of anxiety among elderly residing in old age homes, To assess effectiveness of Guided Imagery on level of anxiety among elderly in old age homes. And To find association between pre-test study findings with selected background variables. Methodology: A Quantitative Quasi experimental non-equivalent control group design. The sample consisted of 60 s old age people. (30 experimental and 30 control group). Sampling technique: Probability cluster sampling technique used to select the samples. Data collection technique and tool preparation: Semi- structured questionnaires and 4- Point Likert Scale to assess level of anxiety among elderly. Results: Findings related to effectiveness of guided imagery on level of anxiety In Experimental group 29 (96.66%) mild anxiety and 01 (3.33%) had moderate anxiety. In Control group 01 (3.33%) had mild anxiety 25 (83.33%) had moderate anxiety and 04 (13.33%) had severe anxiety. However, a significant association was found between the level of anxiety and the marital status of the elderly regarding level of anxiety. (ᵧ2= 8.148) Conclusion: It indicates that Guided Imagery was effective in improving the level of anxiety in elderly residing in old age homes.