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Authors: Shalini. M

Topic: Nursing


A pre-experimental study was conducted among 30 patients selected by purposive sampling method, who were admitted in critical care unit suffering from sleep deprivation at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. This study was aimed to find the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation therapy upon sleep of patients in critical care unit. Progressive muscle relaxation therapy was administered for the study participants for 3 days and their level of sleep was assessed with a pre and posttest. The results revealed that the level of sleep of patients in the critical care unit was inadequate (M = 84.2, SD = 14.72) and after the progressive muscle relaxation therapy it was found that their level of sleep has improved (M = 58.76, SD = 9.29). The difference was statistically proved to be significant at p < 0.001 level.


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  • Bridget Onoiribholo Iweriebor (Viewer) 28th Jan 2015 - 2:35 PM
    This topic is ok, but most muscle relaxant drugs are drugs of addict.. So knowing the course of the sleeplessness and counseling the patient in form of psychological support will be helpful
    thank you.

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  • EBENEZER OBI DANIEL (Viewer) 28th Jan 2015 - 3:09 PM
    I love the research work because I work a lot on muscles as a Physiotherapist. Please I want to know whether you are aware that some therapeutic exercises on the muscles can produce similar result. I suggest a comparative study on that area in the future.

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  • REGINA EROMOMEN OWHE (Viewer) 29th Jan 2015 - 2:08 PM
    This is a very good research, but how will you prevent your patient from being addicted to the muscle relaxant drugs in question

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  • CLEMENTINA OBBY EZENWUBA (Viewer) 2nd Feb 2015 - 6:13 PM
    This is an innovation. Good of you. But I hope the patients will not be addicted to the relaxant just like Regina viewed. I don't know if you have thought in that direction. How would you prevent it?