Author(s): Ansu K. Jose, Saraswathi K.N., Sheela Williams

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Address: Mrs. Ansu K. Jose1, Ms. Saraswathi K.N.2, Prof. Sheela Williams3
1II MSc (N) Student, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
2Asst. Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
3Principal, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
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Published In:   Volume - 2,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2014

Background: Adolescence is the period of life between childhood and maturity, one of the most crucial stages through which the human individual passes in the journey from conception to death. Emotional balance affects the physical and mental health of adolescents. Vajrasana is a type of asana and the regular practice of Vajrasana regulates the physical and mental health.1 Methodology: A quasi experimental non equivalent pre test and post test control group design was adopted for the study. The samples were selected by non- probability convenience sampling. 60 adolescents were selected for the study. The tools used for the data collection were proforma for selected personal variables and self administered physical and mental health scale. On day 1 pre test done for both experimental and control group. Vajrasana was administered for 12 days for experimental group and routine care for control group. On the day 14th, post test was conducted for both groups. Results: The data analyses were done by using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that there is a significant reduction in the mean post test physical and mental health scores of adolescents in experimental group than the control group as evident from the ‘t(58)’ value 2.81 and 2.0 at 0.05 level of significance. There is no significant association found at 0.05 levels between level of physical and mental health of adolescents and their selected personal variables. Conclusion: Physical and Mental illness are more common in adolescents. Yogic asana was effective in improving physical and mental health of adolescence. The nurse educators and administrator should take the responsibility for administration of Yogic asana for improving physical and mental health among youth.

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Ansu K. Jose, Saraswathi K.N., Sheela Williams. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Vajrasana on Physical and Mental Health among Adolescents at Selected PU Colleges in Mysore. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(1):Jan. - Mar., 2014; Page 19-23.

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