The effect of progressive muscle relaxation in reducing fatigue among nurses in mental hospital

Rosinta Uli, Robiana Modjo

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Abstract

Nursing, an occupation dominated by women, is typically high in job demands, work stress levels, and fatigue. Fatigue on nurses affect the neurocognitive function and also the performance of the nurses.Progressive Muscle Relaxation, a technique involving sequential tensing and relaxation of major skeletal muscle groups, aims to reduce feelings of tension, to lower perceived stress, and to induce relaxation.This research aimed to find out the effect of progressive muscle relaxation in reducing fatigue on nurses at Mental Hospital with indicators of pulse rate, oxygen saturation, and subjective feelings of fatigue. This quasi-experimental study was performed on 42 nurses within-subject design with a pre-post test, which was conducted in two treatment i.e. routine activity (without progressive muscle relaxation) and progressive muscle relaxation that performed in one group of the same subjects at different times.The progressive muscle relaxation consists of two basic parts to progressive relaxation: 1) the tension in muscles, and 2) the relaxation of each muscle group. The results showed that the progressive muscle relaxation may reduce fatigue. It can be observed that the progressive muscle relaxation had influence in the decreasing of pulse rate, increasing of oxygen saturation, and decreasing of the subjective feeling of fatigue score.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Nurse fatigue
  • Oxygen saturation
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Pulse rate
  • Subjective feeling fatigue

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