Volume 14, Issue 43 (Jun 2004)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2004, 14(43): 86-92 | Back to browse issues page

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Heravi M, Jadid Milani M, Regea N, Valaie N. The Effect of Relaxation Training on exam driven Anxiety level among Nursing Students . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2004; 14 (43) :86-92
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Background and purpose: Çonsidering the highRegarding to excessive prevalence of examination anxiety among students, its effect on learning and their mean sxcores and also because of stressful nature of studying in nursing we conducted this investigation to determine the effect of relaxation on anxiety level among nursing students.
Materials and methods: This is an experimental study on sixth nursing students in two groups (twenty one female and seven male) and control group (n= 32). The were randomly divided and matchedwith regarding of sex, gender, marital status and using of dormitory. Data collecting instrument was a demographic sheet and S7Â7- x Shpilberger questionnaire. The level of anxiety was determined before and after relaxation exercises education by Shpilberger questionnaire. Relaxation exercises training (muscular progressive relaxation) were educated at one two-hours session practically and then an education handbook was given to students. They were asked to performing the exercises until the final examinations twice a day for half an hour.
Results: Study results showed that anxiety level among 82.1% of case was mild and 53.1% of control group showed moderate level of anxiety. Manwhitney test showed a significant difference between two groups in anxiety level (P<0.000). 89.3% of case group and 40.6% of control group had mild and moderate manifestations of anxiety respectively. ManÜwhitney test showed a significant difference between two groups in evident anxiety (P<0.000). 75% of students from case group showed latent anxiety at mild and moderate level respectively ManÜWhitney test showed statistically significant difference (p<0.05) between two groups in latent anxiety. -Sing statistics revealed significant difference inside the case group before, and after training (p<0.000) however, it did not reveal any significant difference inside control group before and after training.
Çonclusion: This study showed the effect of relaxation exercise training in decreasing anxiety level. Ït is suggested to accomplish investigations to determine effects of relaxation training on examination anxiety level in other stressful field of studies in medical Sciences.
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