Effectiveness of Guided Imagery on Level of Stress among Old Age People
Keywords:Effectiveness, Guded Imagery, Level of stress.
A experimental study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of level of stress among nursing students
at Kanyakumari district. While assessing the pre test level of stress among old age people, none of them
were low stress, 23(46%) of them were moderate stress and 27(54%) were with high stress. While assessing
the post test score of stress among old age people, 29(58%) of them were low stress, 21(42%) of them were
moderate stress and none of them were with high stress. While revealing effectiveness, at a significant level
of p<0.05, the mean pretest value was 21.78 with the standard deviation 4.19. The mean post test value was
10.48 with the standard deviation 2.41 and the calculated ‘t’ value was 29.62*. The calculated’ value was
greater than the table value, so there was a significant difference between pretest and post test score. There
was a significant association between the pretest level of stress among old age people with demographic
variables such as age,sex, religion, education, previous occupation, previous income, present income. Hence
the research hypothesis (H2) is accepted. As per the study the investigator concluded that the level of stress
among nursing students.