EFFECTIVENESS OF RECREATIONAL THERAPY ON LEVEL ANXIETY AMONG PRE-OPERATIVE PATIENT AT NLC GH NEYVELI

Arivuselvi K., Suganthra Devi S.

Abstract


Anxiety is a normal, emotional, reasonable, expected response to real or potential danger. However if the symptoms of anxiety are prolonged, irrational, disproportionate and or severe occur in the absence of stressful events or stimuli or interfere with everyday activities, then these are called anxiety disorder. Anxiety is one of the most common psychological disorders among pre-operative patient. Recreational therapy is one of the best therapies to accomplish pre-operative wellness among patient. Recreation is a form of activity therapy used in most psychiatric settings. It is a planned therapeutic activity that enables people with limitations to engage in recreational experience. Hospitalization and surgery are critical negative life events that lead to the experience of considerable anxiety in patient may perceive the day of surgery as the biggest and the most threatening day in their lives. Objectives:   1.To assess the level of anxiety among pre-operative patients. 2.  To assess the effectiveness of recreational therapy. 3.To associate the level of anxiety among pre-operative patient with the selected demographic variables  Methodology: Experimental research design pre test & post test was used to collect data among 50 samples by using convenient sampling technique after obtaining informed consent. Structured questionnaire to assess the pre-test level of anxiety among pre-operative patient and post test was conducted by using same tool. Conclusion: A pretest and post test was conducted to assess the level of anxiety using a structured questionnaire and anxiety screening questionnaire The study subject 66% (33) of pre-operative patients was having a mild anxiety level on recreational therapy. And 34% (17) of pre-operative patients were having a moderate anxiety level on recreational therapy.

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anxiety recreational therapy

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