Effectiveness of Laughter Therapy in Reduction of Stress Among First Year BSC Nursing Students

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Gargi Yadav
Haritha M. Nair
Poonam Sharma


Stress is a state of worry or mental tension brought on by challenging circumstances. Stress is something we all experience that encourages us to tackle with challenges and risks in everyday life. All individuals experiences instances of stress. On the other hand, our capacity to deal with stress encounters a major effect regarding how we feel altogether. Everyone responds to challenging circumstance in different ways. The indicators of stress and ways of handling them vary between person to person. ​​Aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of laughter therapy in reduction of Stress Among first year BSc Nursing Students. The investigation was carried out at Nursing College of TMU, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. The Study participants were chosen by using a simple random probability sampling technique. Following that, 50 samples were separated into two groups: Experimental and Control Group through Lottery Method. The Students in the study were divided into 25 experimental and 25 control groups through Lottery Method. The result depicted the significant reduction in the level of Stress of 1st year BSc Nursing students in the experimental group after the introduction of laughter therapy (t= 12.760, p=0.01). The mean of post-test stress scores of experimental group (21.72) was less than the post-test stress scores of control group (36.28), and in control group, pre-test mean was 32.44 and post-test mean was 36.28, t value was 1.641 and p value was 0.522. The study determined that laughter therapy was efficient in reducing stress among nursing students. Thus, employing laughter therapy may aid nursing students manage with the stress brought on by their demanding daily schedules.

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Yadav, G. ., M. Nair, H. ., & Sharma, P. . (2023). Effectiveness of Laughter Therapy in Reduction of Stress Among First Year BSC Nursing Students. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 1492–1505. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/1190


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