Effectiveness of Brahma Kumaris Rajayoga Meditation on Quality of Life of Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
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Substance use disorders have a prolonged, relapsing pattern similar to chronic medical conditions. Drug addicts create dysfunctional social settings, which leads to a variety of dysfunctional drug seeking behaviors. Despite being major causes of morbidity and mortality, there are few available treatments of it. Thus, the aim of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation on the Quality of life of patients with Opioid use disorder admitted in the Deaddiction centres of Dehradun. The practice of Raja yoga meditation enhances one's understanding, compassion, and empathy towards life, as well as one's spiritual vision and realization, allowing one to more effectively deal with any kind of circumstance. A Pre-and-Post test Quasi experimental research design with purposive sampling technique was adopted with sample size 40, selected from Shri Mahant Indresh Hospital, Dehradun & Jagrati Foundation Rehabilitation Centre, Dehradun. The data was collected by Socio-Demographic variables Performa and Drug Abuse Screening Test 20-item version (DAST-20). The 15 sessions of Brahma Kumaris Raja yoga meditation were used as an intervention for experimental group. WHO-Quality of Life scale Brief version (WHOQOL-BREF) was used to evaluate the efficacy of the intervention. The result showed that in experimental group, the difference between pre test and post test in all four domains of Quality of Life D1 (Physical), D2 (Psychological) D3 (social relationships), and D4 (Environment) were statistically significant at 0.05 levels. The study concluded a significant difference between Pre and post intervention aspects of Quality of Life of the patients in the experimental group. Therefore, it was found that Brahma Kumaris Raja yoga meditation was effective in improving Quality of life of the patients’ in experimental group.
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