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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: July-September | Volume: 2 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 35-40

Effectiveness of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on Inducing Sleep among Cancer Patients in Selected Hospitals of Pune City

Bhumi Reddy Chetan Kumar1, Geeta Bhardwaj2

1Assistant Professor, Indira Gandhi School and College of Nursing, Amethi, U.P.
2Demonstrator, Nursing College, UPUMS, Saifai, U.P.

Corresponding Author: Bhumi Reddy Chetan Kumar


Sleep disorders such as difficulty falling asleep. Problems maintaining sleep, poor sleep efficiency, early awakening and excessive day time sleepiness are prevalent in patients with cancer. Sleep disturbance in cancer is common and challenging condition that significantly adds to the burden of suffering experienced by patients with advanced stage disease. Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a mind-body technique that involves slowly tensing and then relaxing each muscle group in the body. Typically used to tame stress, PMRT is said to increase your awareness of the sensations associated with tension. To assess the sleep problems in Cancer patients, to assess the effectiveness of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique on inducing sleep among cancer patients and to associate the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique with the selected demographic variables. Quantitative approach and Quasi Experimental one group Pre-test and Post-test research design was employed. Non-probability convenient sampling technique was employed to select 40 samples. Instrument used: Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique. Sleep Assessment Scale. Sleep problem assessment tool. all the 40 subjects of the study majority of them were falling in Dissatisfied Sleep 31(77.5%), 9[22.5%] subjects were falling under Disturbed sleep and no were falling under Sound Sleep category. Section C reveals that there is a significant decrease in the post-test score (mean 30.7) of subjects after administration of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique compared to pre- test score (mean 55.62). Hence the Hypothesis H1 is accepted that is Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique is effective to induce sound sleep. There is no significant association between the Effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique and the demographic variables. Hence regular muscle relaxation exercise can help the patient induce sleep and maintain in their healthy sleep pattern.

Keywords: Cancer, sleep pattern, progressive muscle relaxation, stress, insomnia, dissatisfied sleep.

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