Author(s): Sheba Elsan Mathew, Twinkle Mathew, Joseena

Email(s): shebamathew2011@gmail.com

DOI: 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00041.X   

Address: Ms. Sheba Elsan Mathew1, Prof. Mrs. Twinkle Mathew2, Sr. Dr. Joseena3
1Lecturer, Little Lourdes College of Nursing, Kidangoor, Kottayam.
2Principal, Caritas College of Nursing, Thellakom, Kottayam.
3Principal, Little Lourdes College of Nursing, Kidangoor, Kottayam.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
A quasi experimental study was done to evaluate the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on pain and fatigue among patients with cancer in a selected Cancer institute, Kottayam. The objectives of the study were to assess the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on pain among patients with cancer, assess the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on fatigue among patients with cancer and to assess the correlation between pain and fatigue among cancer patients. Conceptual frame work used was Bertalanffy `s General System Model. Quantitative approach was selected with quasi experimental two group pre test post test design. Purposive sampling was used. Sample size was 60, 30 each in experimental and control group. The researcher assessed the pain using Numeric pain rating scale and fatigue using modified cancer fatigue scale on the first day. The Progressive Muscle Relaxation techniques was taught and subjects were instructed to perform using a prerecorded audio CD with instructions on Progressive Muscle Relaxation for 4 consecutive days for the experimental group and no intervention was given for the control group. The post test was conducted on the 4th day. The findings of the study were that, the mean post test scores of pain and fatigue of experimental and control group showed a significant reduction in pain and fatigue among experimental group after the intervention. There is positive correlation between pain and fatigue among patients with cancer. The present study suggests that Progressive Muscle Relaxation is effective in controlling pain and fatigue among cancer patients.


Cite this article:
Sheba Elsan Mathew, Twinkle Mathew, Joseena. A Study to assess the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on pain and fatigue among patients with Cancer. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2021; 9(2):184-187. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00041.X

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Sheba Elsan Mathew, Twinkle Mathew, Joseena. A Study to assess the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on pain and fatigue among patients with Cancer. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2021; 9(2):184-187. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00041.X   Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-2-13


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