EFFECT OF YOGA BREATHING ON STRESS OF NURSING STUDENTS AT THE FIRST TIME LABOR PRACTICE
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effect of yoga breathing on stress reduction in nursing students attending their labour practice for the first time. In the sample were 31 third year nursing students of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Chakriraj. The sample was selected by cluster random sampling. The research instrument included Demographic questionnaire and the Perceived Stress Scale Questionnaire which had internal consistency reliability of 0.90. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and t-test.
The results of this study demonstrated that a mean score of stress in nursing studentsfor their first time in labor practice before applying yoga breathing method was 24.27 and the mean score of stress in nursing students for their first time in labor practice after applying yoga breathing method was 18.23. The result of comparing the mean stress score of the participants before and after applying the yoga breathing method showed that the mean score of stress after applying yoga breathing method was significantly lower than those at 0.05.
The findings in the present study led to a recommendation that Yoga breathing practice is one of many different ways to reduce stress. If students practice this on a weekly basis- at least 3 days a week, it will help with their mental health. Yoga breathing practice also reduces nursing students’ stress from their internship. This will also improve the effectiveness of their internship.