EFFECTIVENESS OF VIDEO ASSISTED TEACHING PROGRAMME (VATP) ON LAUGHING THERAPY AMONG HYPERTENSIVE PATIENT IN SELECTED COMMUNITY AREA AT CUDDALORE DISTRICT

Mrs.Suganthra Devi, Dr. D. Karaline Karunagri

Abstract


“Humor therapy” which involves group sessions that use humorous materials such as books, shows, movies, stories, cartoons and more in order to stimulate laughter. At the same time the practitioners are then encouraged to discuss their own humorous experiences and to dissect what it was they found funny about them etc and this is overseen by a clinician.While humor therapy can help participants to forget their troubles and help to promote positive emotions. Objective of the Study: To evaluate the effectiveness of video assisted teaching programme regarding laughing therapy. To associate between selected demographic variable and biophysical variable of hypertensive patient regarding laughing therapy in pretest and post test. Methodology: Quasi experimental design was adopted for this study. the study was conducted in community are vadalur at cuddalore district. Convenient sampling technique was adopted to select the individuals for the study. A total sample of adult who met inclusion criteria were selected using convenient sampling techniques. Conclusion: The present study shows  the Pre test  assessment of biophysical variable out of 50 patients majority of 25(50%) of them having normal BP, 16(32%) of them having moderately having high BP, 9(18%) of them having high BP .Post test shows that assessment of biophysical variable out of 50 patients majority of 35(70%) of them having normal BP, 10(20%) of them having moderately having high BP, 5(10%) of them having high BP. The study showed that there was a significant association between pretest biophysical variable with demographic variables such as age, gender, marital status, education, occupation, dietary pattern. And  found that the subjects had  improved biophysical variable on hypertension regarding laughing therapy in pretest and post test.

Keywords


Biophysical Variable, Hypertension, Laughing Therapy

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