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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part C
A quasi experimental study to assess the effectiveness of virtual reality therapy upon anxiety among B.Sc. (N) I year students in selected nursing colleges, Chennai

Priyanka Elizabeth Thomas, Dr. Latha Venkatesan and Dr. Vijayalakshmi K

Background: A research was conducted to assess the effectiveness of virtual reality therapy on anxiety among B.Sc. (N) I year students in selected nursing colleges, Chennai, India. A quasi experimental pre-test post-test design was used in this study. Sixty nursing students were selected using purposive sampling technique. Data collection was performed using Beck anxiety scale, socio-demographic performa and rating scale on level of satisfaction on virtual reality therapy. The collected data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, independent t test and chi square test.
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of virtual reality therapy on anxiety among B.Sc. (N) I year students in selected nursing colleges, Chennai, India.
Research design: Quasi experimental design (pre-test post-test design) was used in the study.
Results: The findings related to pre-test and post test revealed that the level of anxiety in control group was moderate (40%, 50%). On the other hand, most of the students (43.3%, 76.6%) in the experimental group had a moderate level of anxiety before therapy and mild level of anxiety after therapy. The mean anxiety score of control group of nursing students in the pre-test was (22.5 ± 9.12) and that of post-test was (22±11.48) in which, the difference is not significant (p>0.05), whereas in experimental group the mean anxiety score is lesser in post-test than pre-test (22.1 ± 9.2), (11.26 ± 6.2) which is statistically significant (p<0.001). It can be attributed to the effectiveness of virtual reality therapy on reducing anxiety. There was no significant association between the selected demographic variable and the level of anxiety in control group. Hence the null hypotheses (Ho2) was retained. The students from the rural background experienced more anxiety than those from urban background in the experimental group before virtual reality therapy. Hence the null hypotheses (Ho2) was rejected.
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Priyanka Elizabeth Thomas, Dr. Latha Venkatesan, Dr. Vijayalakshmi K. A quasi experimental study to assess the effectiveness of virtual reality therapy upon anxiety among B.Sc. (N) I year students in selected nursing colleges, Chennai. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(2):169-172.
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