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The Efficacy Of Progressive Muscular Relaxation Upon Nurses Sleep Quality

Mohammadreza Zarbakhsh, Laleh Sayed Raisi

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Background: Nurses suffer from sleep disorders. Sleep disorders will lead to listlessness and distractibility, and interfere with people’s normal working state. Effective methods upon nurses sleep quality should identify. The purpose of this study was determining the efficacy of progressive muscular relaxation (PMR) upon nurses sleeping quality. Methods: The current research was an experimental study with pre-test and post-test design with the control group. The statistical population consisted of all nurses in Imam Sajad hospital in Ramsar 2017 (N=120). In this way, 40 nurses who were in the test of the quality of sleep score above five were randomly selected and randomly divided into two groups. For data gathering, Pittsburgh sleeps quality questionnaire and PMR instruction used. It was used multivariate covariance analysis (MANCOVA) to analysis data by SPSS-22. Results: The findings of this study showed that PMR instruction is useful for nurses’ sleep quality. Also, there is a significant difference between experimental and control groups after the intervention, so that the mean scores of the experimental group were improved significantly compared to the control group (P<0.0001). Conclusion: According to results, PMR instruction can improve the sleep quality and other variables related to sleep problems of nurses. Therefore, it can be used in nursing programs to improve their sleep quality