Journal of Perioperative & Critical Intensive Care Nursing

Journal of Perioperative & Critical Intensive Care Nursing
Open Access

ISSN: 2471-9870


Gauri SK

Department of Clinical Psychology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

  • Research   
    Effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on Sleep Quality and Fatigue among Post Valvular Heart Surgery Patients
    Author(s): Archana JT*, Ankita S, Gopichandran L, Devagourou V, Milind PH and Gauri SK

    Heart surgery encompasses not only physical concerns but also long lasting psychological harms depleting postsurgery quality of life. Complementary therapies as progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is undertaken to decrease the fatigue and improve the quality of sleep among these patients. This study was undertaken to assess the effect of PMR on sleep quality and fatigue among these patients. Randomized controlled design was undertaken, 33 patients in experimental group and 32 patients in control group were selected. Quality of life and fatigue was assessed using standardised questionnaires before surgery, post surgery at 2 weeks and 6 weeks. Experimental group was provided with PMR program preoperatively. Statistically significant reduction in fatigue, sleep quality improvement at 6 week (p<0.05) and no significant reduction in fatigue (p-0.797) and sleep quali.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2471-9870.21.7.162

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