A Study to assess the effectiveness of Guided Imagery Techni | 89033

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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A Study to assess the effectiveness of Guided Imagery Technique on patients with depression in Selected Mental Health Centres

Author(s): AR Bharathi*


The aim of the study was evaluate the effects of guided imagery as a nursing intervention for depression in patients. Many studies support the use of guided imagery to improve patient outcomes. Guided imagery has been used for different purposes and it is thought to be an effective intervention for people suffering from depression. The design selected for this study was a quasi-experimental was used with a pre-test and a post-test design. The sample size of the present study compressed of 30 was selected randomly and Guided imagery technique was given. Data was collected before and after Guided imagery technique by using Beck depression scale. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to test the effects of a GI intervention on patients' perception of depression. It is hypothesized that after 10 days, patients with depression who received the GI intervention on a compact disk (CD) once a day for 10 days will have higher comfort and lower depression.

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