Effect of Laughter Yoga on Mental Symptoms Frequency and Level of Saliva Cortisol

A

Ankara University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Nursing Caries

Treatments

Behavioral: Laughter yoga

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03814265
LYMSSC26102018

Details and patient eligibility

About

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of laughter yoga on mental symptom frequency and salivary cortisol level among the 1st Year Nursing Students. This is a randomized controlled study using pre-post-test design with control group. The population of our research; Ankara University Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing Department consisting of 202 students studying at the First Year.

Full description

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of laughter yoga on mental symptom frequency and salivary cortisol level among the 1st Year Nursing Students. This is a randomized controlled study using pre-post-test design with control group. The population of our research; Ankara University Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing Department consisting of 202 students studying at the First Year. A descriptive question form will apply to the entire population of the research.191 students fulfilling the criteria of this study will be included. Eleven students who have not fullfilled this criteria the inclusion criteria will be excluded from the study. Power analysis has been performed and the required sample volume for each group has been calculated as 34 with 0,90 power and 0.05 margin of error. Sample of the study consistsof 75 students considering the possibility of students leaving the research. This 75 students will be divided into two groups as intervention group (n=38) and control group (n=37). Intervention and control group have been randomly selected among Ankara University Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing Department.

Enrollment

75 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 25 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Ankara University Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Nursing to be a 1st year student.

Exclusion criteria

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Pregnancy
  • Malignancy
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Psychotic disorder
  • Chronic hepatic failure
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Chronic renal failure diagnosis
  • Using medical drug

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

75 participants in 2 patient groups

Intervention
Experimental group
Description:
Laughter yoga group
Treatment:
Behavioral: Laughter yoga
Control
No Intervention group
Description:
No intervention

Trial documents
3

Trial contacts and locations

1

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