International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess effectiveness of music therapy on level of stress among elderly in selected old-age home
A Experimental one group pre-test and post-test Design was used for the present study & 30 Elderly of age group 60 and above were selected using non probability purposive sampling technique. The Perceived Stress Scale-Cohen et al. (1988) is used to assess the level of stress among elderly. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The analysis and the data were based on the objective and hypothesis. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. The assessment of overall pretest level of stress among elderly is, 04(13.33%) had Normal of level of stress, 20(66.67%) had mild level of stress and 06(20%) of them had moderate level of stress.
The levels of stress during the pretest and posttest are compared to prove the effectiveness of Music Therapy. The Finding of the study showed that, after the intervention of Music therapy, 08(26.67%) had Normal of level of stress, 20(66.67%) had mild level of stress and 02(2.67%) of them had moderate level of stress. The study was indicated that Music therapy decreased the level of stress among elderly.