A Study to Assess the Impact of Tele-Yoga among Nurses Working During Covid-19

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Nisha Naik, Shubhashree Dhir, Rupali Salvi, Manisha Rathi


World health organization had declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern. Reported on April 26th 2020 four months after outbreak, more than 2,800,000 confirmed cases and almost 200,000 deaths due to SARS-CoV-2. It was also named as Severe Pneumonia with Novel Pathogens on 15th Jan, 2019 by the Taiwan CDC, the Ministry of Health.The number of Covid -19 cases, a rise in the rate of deaths, lack of any specific medicine or vaccine, extensive media coverage, massive workload, lack of personal protective equipment and feeling of  of insufficient brace could contribute towards mental burden of such health care staff. Pandemic outbreak increased the demand of health care workers and expected to work for long hours with overwhelming pressure. In SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, 29% of all hospitalized patients were HCWs. Evidence suggests that yoga can be a suitable strategy to enhance individual wellness and reduce stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is observed that Sudarshan Kriya Yoga has helped in significant reduction in the level of stress, anxiety and depression among the health care providers. This study designed to investigate the effect of Tele - Yoga on mental Health among Nurses during COVID -19.  Aim: To identify the impact of Tele-Yoga on Mental Health aspect among Nurses working during COVID - 19. Objectives: a). To assess the Mental Health aspect of nurses during COVID -19. b). To assess the effect of Tele-yoga among nurses on their Mental Health aspect. c). To compare the pre-test and post-test score of Tele-yoga on mental Health. Method: Pre-experimental non- randomized, one-group pre-test- post-test design, purposive sampling technique is used on a sample size of 100 nurses.  Results: Mental health aspect score in pre-test 15.6 increased to 16.8 in post-test. Conclusion: It was found that Tele Yoga is significantly effective in improving the mental health aspect among nurses treating COVID-19 patients.

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