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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 2028-2032

Mindful awareness for female dental students through yoga, motivational video, and a combination of two on stress reduction

1 Department of Anaesthesia, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ITS Dental College, Delhi Meerut Road, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, India
4 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida, UP, India
5 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Patna Dental College and Hospital, Kankarbagh, Patna, Bihar, India
6 Consultant Orthodontist, Major Amit Orthodontic Center, Kankarbagh, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sridhar Kannan
Department of Orthodontics, Manav Rachna Dental College, Aravalli Hills, Faridabad, Haryana - 121 003
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1187_19

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Objective: Assessment of the potential effect of yoga, motivational videos, and a combination of two on stress reduction in female dental students. Methods: The current study design is a nonrandomized trial carried out among female dental students (n = 120). The selected subjects were allocated into three groups, namely, group A: yoga group assigned under a professional yoga instructor, group B: motivational video group, and group C: a combination of two (A and B) involving yoga sessions and motivational videos; following which formative examinations were carried out at 6 weeks which were referred to as stressor 1 and those carried out at 12 weeks were referred to as stressor 2. Using Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Adults (STAI-A) recordings were measured at baseline, stressor 1, and stressor 2. Results: There was a significant decrease in trait anxiety scores at both stressors in all the groups with a significant reduction in depression score from stressor 1 to 2 in group 1 and group 3 subjects. The significant decrease occurred in STAI-A scores in group 1 and group 3 subjects at both stressors (P < 0.001) with no change observed in group 2 subjects. Conclusion: The present study is one of a kind and positively correlates yoga and motivational videos with stress reduction. Both of these interventions proved to be beneficiary for physical as well as mental health of study subjects.

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