International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the effect of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on stress, anxiety and pregnancy outcome among primigravida in a selected hospital at Jabalpur (M.P).
Background of study: Pregnancy is an important event, one of the great honors and God’s gift to woman, for this woman is respected everywhere. It is surrounded by many positive values ranging from enhancement of the self esteem to social approval. The highest value placed on the woman in most societies is the role as mother which make the motherhood as central to woman’s life. Pregnancy and childbirth is a great event in the life of every woman for which she aspires and longs for, with great expectation. She has fantasies about pregnancy and motherhood.
Objectives: The objectives of the study were to, Assess the effect of progressive muscle relaxation on stress and anxiety among primigravida, Assess the effect of progressive muscle relaxation on pregnancy outcome among primigravida, Identify the relationship between stress and anxiety with pregnancy outcome among primigravida., Associate the selected background variables with stress and anxiety among primigravida.
Result: The PMR was scheduled to their convenience, which included both mind and body interventions. The literature provided and substantiated that the complementary therapies are commonly used as the intervention. The video teaching on PMR to the women was perceived as one of the effective methods to relax their mind and improve their pregnancy outcomes.
Conclusion: The study suggests that the progressive muscle relaxation practices is useful during pregnancy by decreasing stress, anxiety and improving the pregnancy outcome in terms gestational age at birth, mode of delivery, birth weight and reducing the occurrence of post partum complications.
Stela Peter. A study to assess the effect of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on stress, anxiety and pregnancy outcome among primigravida in a selected hospital at Jabalpur (M.P).. Int J Obstetrics Gynaecological Nurs 2021;3(1):36-39.