Effectiveness of Vagal Nerve Stimulation on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Among Post Covid-19 Infected Individuals

Authors

  • Padma Priya.R
  • Vignesh Srinivasan
  • Prathap Suganthirababu
  • Priyadharshini Kumar
  • Dhanusia S
  • Kumaresan A
  • Surya Vishnuram

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/stcjm830

Keywords:

Obsessive compulsive disorder, post covid- 19, transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation.

Abstract

Background: COVID-19 has impacted everyday life and many people are affected by it. Regular Hand washing,
maintaining hygiene, avoiding handshaking & face-to-face interaction, social distancing, quarantine are
precautionary measures which result in rapidly increasing depression and anxiety among common population
and it results in OCD.
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of vagal nerve stimulation on obsessive compulsive
disorder among post-covid 19 infected individuals.
Methodology: A total of 20 participants was selected using the Purposive sampling technique based on the
inclusion and exclusion criteria. Then, the participants were allocated into 2 groups by closed envelope method
and the participants in the control group receive cognitive behavioural therapy for 30 minutes, 4 sessions/week
for 4 weeks. The experimental group receive Transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation. The stimulation
was given for 30 minutes,4sessions/week along with CBT.
Result: With a p value of 0.001, transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve activation significantly reduced obsessive
compulsive disorder symptoms after 4weeks in experimental group.
Conclusion: The Study showed that transcutaneous auricular vagal nerve stimulation was effective in reducing
symptoms of OCD among post covid-19 infected individuals.

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Author Biographies

  • Padma Priya.R

    Post graduate , Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institue of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Vignesh Srinivasan

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institue of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Prathap Suganthirababu

    Professor,Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institue of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Priyadharshini Kumar

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institue of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Dhanusia S

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institue of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Kumaresan A

    Professor,Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institue of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Surya Vishnuram

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institue of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Vagal Nerve Stimulation on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Among Post Covid-19 Infected Individuals. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 120-125. https://doi.org/10.37506/stcjm830