Background: In worldwide alcoholism is the major issues for affecting individual’s life and for socioeconomic development. Various treatment modalities have been developed for alcoholism, yoga nidra is one of them. yoga Nidra is an easy tool and very cost effective to practice for manage these symptoms. A wide range of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, autonomic, neurological and psychological symptoms are all a part of the acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
1.To assess the level of alcohol dependents with demographic variables.
2. To assess the effect of psychic sleep on controlling withdrawal symptoms, balance and gait among alcohol dependent patients.
3. To find out the association between withdrawal symptoms, balance and gait among alcohol dependent patients with selected sociodemographic variables.
Methods: A Quasi-Experimental research approach with purposive sampling technique was used at IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar and SCB, Cuttack among 72 alcohol dependent patients. Psychic sleep module of 10 sessions were given to the experimental group for 10 days following the pretest. Posttest were conducted after 10 days of psychic sleep practice.
Results: The results showed a substantial difference between the levels of the pretest and posttest withdrawal symptoms, balance and gait after giving psychic sleep as evidenced by Mann- Whitney U value at p= 0.000 which is extremely significant. There was a strong significant association between intensity of withdrawal symptoms and educational status and type of family and in level of balance and gait with duration of consumption of alcohol (by using SPSS Version20 software). The psychic sleep was an effective to reducing withdrawal symptoms, balance and gait.
What is already Known
. The severity of the alcohol dependence syndrome was observed in psychiatric co-morbidities as mood disorders which is the most common diagnosis.
. In general alcohol usage is more common among college students.
. The research shows that yoga nidra was effective among college students in reducing anxiety and depression.
What this paper adds
. The findings of the psychic sleep study show that Yoga nidra intervention was successful in lowering withdrawal symptoms in patients who were alcohol dependent.
. Those patients who are consuming alcohol and are admitted to a DE addiction center can retain balance and gait with the help of psychic sleep.
. Further study can be conducted with other substance abuse cases and with larger sample.
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