Muscle Relaxation Training to Reduce Stress of Medical Nurses at Siriraj Hospital, Thailand

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304157
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Muscle Relaxation Training to Reduce Stress of Medical Nurses at Siriraj Hospital, Thailand
Author(s):
Pitakwong, Pawilai
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Pawilai Pitakwong, MSN, RN, pitakp@umich.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which progressive muscular relaxation training can facilitate reduction in the stress experienced by medical nurses at Siriraj Hospital, Thailand.

Methods:

A longitudinal experimental design was used to explore the efficacy of progressive muscular relaxation reducing the stress level of medical nurses. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two treatments: progressive muscular relaxation using audio recorded instructions and a live instructor (Arm A) or progressive muscular relaxation by using audio recorded instructions and a handbook (Arm B). Subjects in each group participated in two session of progressive muscular relaxation sessions per week for four weeks, either with the live instructor or using their handbook. All subjects were pre-, post-, and follow-up posttested for stress with the Stress Measurement Model of Dougan and others.

Results:

Thirty internal medicine nurses at Siriraj Hospital, Thailand participated in the study. The nurses who practiced progressive muscular relaxation using audio recorded instructions and the live instructor demonstrated statistically significant decrease in the stress levels after the intervention (p<0.01) and continued to decrease significantly after 8 weeks (p<0.01). In addition, Arm A showed statistically significant decrease in stress levels when compare to Arm B (p<0.01) immediately after the intervention. Arm B showed some decrease in the stress level immediately after the intervention and at the 8-week follow-up, however these were not statistically significant. ' '

Conclusion:

The study finding revealed strong, preliminary evidence that progressive muscle relaxation training by audio-recoded instructions and with a live instructor was an effective method for reducing the stress level in medical nurses at Siriraj Hospital, Thailand. Stress reduction is likely to have a beneficial effect for the medical nurses themselves, and the quality of patient care they deliver. Larger studies are essential to confirm the findings of this pilot study.

Keywords:
Stress Nurse; Stress; Muscle relaxation technique
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleMuscle Relaxation Training to Reduce Stress of Medical Nurses at Siriraj Hospital, Thailanden
dc.contributor.authorPitakwong, Pawilaien
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsPawilai Pitakwong, MSN, RN, pitakp@umich.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304157-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b></b><p>The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which progressive muscular relaxation training can facilitate reduction in the stress experienced by medical nurses at Siriraj Hospital, Thailand. <p><b><b>Methods: </b></b><p>A longitudinal experimental design was used to explore the efficacy of progressive muscular relaxation reducing the stress level of medical nurses. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two treatments: progressive muscular relaxation using audio recorded instructions and a live instructor (Arm A) or progressive muscular relaxation by using audio recorded instructions and a handbook (Arm B). Subjects in each group participated in two session of progressive muscular relaxation sessions per week for four weeks, either with the live instructor or using their handbook. All subjects were pre-, post-, and follow-up posttested for stress with the Stress Measurement Model of Dougan and others. <p><b><b>Results: </b></b><p>Thirty internal medicine nurses at Siriraj Hospital, Thailand participated in the study. The nurses who practiced progressive muscular relaxation using audio recorded instructions and the live instructor demonstrated statistically significant decrease in the stress levels after the intervention (p<0.01) and continued to decrease significantly after 8 weeks (p<0.01). In addition, Arm A showed statistically significant decrease in stress levels when compare to Arm B (p<0.01) immediately after the intervention. Arm B showed some decrease in the stress level immediately after the intervention and at the 8-week follow-up, however these were not statistically significant. ' ' <p><b><b>Conclusion: </b></b><p>The study finding revealed strong, preliminary evidence that progressive muscle relaxation training by audio-recoded instructions and with a live instructor was an effective method for reducing the stress level in medical nurses at Siriraj Hospital, Thailand. Stress reduction is likely to have a beneficial effect for the medical nurses themselves, and the quality of patient care they deliver. Larger studies are essential to confirm the findings of this pilot study.en
dc.subjectStress Nurseen
dc.subjectStressen
dc.subjectMuscle relaxation techniqueen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:08Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.