Bandana Jana1 and Pranati Pal2*
1Sister Tutor, Nursing Training School, Chinsurah, Hooghly, West Bengal, India
2Professor, Principal, Government College of Nursing, R.G.Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding Author: Pranati Pal, Professor, Principal, Government College of Nursing, R.G.Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Received: January 17, 2020; Published: February 11, 2020
A quasi experimental study was conducted to assess the effect of pranayama on attention among adolescents in selected secondary schools of West Bengal. The objectives were to assess and compare the attention level of the adolescents before and after Pranyam in pranayama (P) group and non-pranayama (NP) group, to evaluate the effect of Pranyam by comparing the attention level among adolescents in P and NP group and to find out the association of attention of the adolescents with selected demographical variables. Non-equivalent pre-test post-test control group design was adopted, where 144 students were involved through stratified random sampling technique as sample. Differences were compared in scores of Digit memory tests (DMT), Oral Trail making test part B and Stroop color tasks through independent t-test with P <0.05 level of significance. The mean post-test attention score in DMT, and Stroop color test of the students of P group were significantly (p = 0.05) higher and lower in OTM-B task than NP group. It inferring that pranayama was effective in improving attention of the adolescents in P group, though some domain of attention depended on the students age and classes they reading in.
Keywords: Pranayama; Adolescents; Attention
Citation: Bandana Jana and Pranati Pal. “Effect of Pranayama on Attention Among Adolescents in Secondary Schools, West Bengal, India”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.3 (2020): 01-04.
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