International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research
Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2022)

A quasi experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation technique on stress among staff nurses working in selected hospitals, Kolkata


Justin V Sebastian, Dr. Neenumol K Jose

The current study aimed to assess the impact of the progressive muscle relaxation technique on stress levels among hospital staff nurses in Kolkata. This study used a quasi-experimental design, which involves no actual randomization or control groups. The primary research was conducted at the Jagannath Gupta Institute of Nursing Sciences in Kolkata. Twenty nurses from the designated hospital's nursing staff who met the inclusion criteria were randomly selected. The NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Modified Generic Job Stress Scale and a demographic questionnaire were used for the preliminary screening. The following day, PMRT was given. The same instruments were used to conduct a post-test 30 days after the initial assessment. Descriptional and inferential statistics were used to examine the data. The efficiency of PMRT was determined using the paired and unpaired t-test, and the correlation between pre-test score and certain demographic factors was determined using the Fisher's exact test. The post-test stress scores of the two groups were compared, with the experimental group showing a mean score of 51.70 (SD = 4.95), and the control group showing a mean score of 79.90 (SD = 10.86). Using a t-test, we find that an unpaired t-value of t = 7.4747 is statistically significant at the p<0.05 level. After staff nurses received the progressive muscle relaxation approach to stress, their post-test stress scores were much lower.
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Justin V Sebastian, Dr. Neenumol K Jose. A quasi experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation technique on stress among staff nurses working in selected hospitals, Kolkata. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 34-41
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