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Effect of Dance Therapy on Stress and Anxiety in Working Women


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1 Krishna Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Krishna Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
     

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Objective: To find out the effect of dance therapy on stress and anxiety in working women.

Method: A total of 41 women between age group 25 to 40 years were randomly selected to receive aerobic dance therapy. The program was conducted for 4 weeks, scheduled three days in a week, with a session of 10-20 minutes each day. Outcome assessment included perceived stress scale (PSS) and Hamilton anxiety rating scale (HAMA) which was recorded before and after completion of sessions.

Result: There was a reduction in levels of stress and anxiety after 4 weeks of aerobic dance therapy (p value < 0.0001) which was found to be statistically significant; whereas correlation between working hours and scores of PSS (r value -0.16) and HAMA (r value -0.06) Scales were statistically insignificant.

Conclusion: On the basis of results of our study we concluded that aerobic dance therapy was effective in reducing stress and anxiety in working women.


Keywords

Aerobic Dance, Stress, Anxiety.
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Authors

Manali B. Badave
Krishna Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
Khushboo Bathia
Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Krishna Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
Smita Kanase
Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Krishna Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
Amrutkuvar Jadhav
Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Krishna Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


Objective: To find out the effect of dance therapy on stress and anxiety in working women.

Method: A total of 41 women between age group 25 to 40 years were randomly selected to receive aerobic dance therapy. The program was conducted for 4 weeks, scheduled three days in a week, with a session of 10-20 minutes each day. Outcome assessment included perceived stress scale (PSS) and Hamilton anxiety rating scale (HAMA) which was recorded before and after completion of sessions.

Result: There was a reduction in levels of stress and anxiety after 4 weeks of aerobic dance therapy (p value < 0.0001) which was found to be statistically significant; whereas correlation between working hours and scores of PSS (r value -0.16) and HAMA (r value -0.06) Scales were statistically insignificant.

Conclusion: On the basis of results of our study we concluded that aerobic dance therapy was effective in reducing stress and anxiety in working women.


Keywords


Aerobic Dance, Stress, Anxiety.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi1%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F193805