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The Influence of Gayatri Mantra and Emotional Freedom Technique on Quality of Life of Post-Stroke Patients

Authors Thrisna Dewi NLP, Arifin MT, Ismail S

Received 10 June 2020

Accepted for publication 18 August 2020

Published 11 September 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 909—916


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Ni Luh Putu Thrisna Dewi, 1 Muhamad Thohar Arifin, 2 Suhartini Ismail 3

1Nursing Program, STIKes Wira Medika Bali, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia; 2Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia; 3Emergency and Critical Care Division, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia

Correspondence: Muhamad Thohar Arifin Departement of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia

Purpose: The quality of life in stroke patients is vital for survival. Nowadays, studies that show a decrease in quality of life in post-stroke patients are increasing. Various non-pharmacological modalities were explored in the past to improve rehabilitation. However, the study about the effects of religious mantra and its combination with the modern technique was lacking. Therefore, this study aimed to analyse the effects of Gayatri Mantra and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) on quality of life (QOL) of post-stroke patients.
Methods: A quasi-experimental with pretest and posttest with the control group design was conducted. Forty-six post-stroke subjects with reduced quality of life based on Stroke Specific Quality of Life were consecutively recruited and divided into controls and intervention groups. The intervention group received additional treatment with Gayatri Mantra and EFT. In contrast, the control group attends and adheres only to the standard hospital rehabilitation program.
Results: All indicators and the overall score of QOL in the intervention group showed significant improvement after treatment (p< 0.05) compared with no improvement in the control group. Overall, a higher QOL score was observed in the intervention group at the end of the study. Mann–Whitney test shows significant differences between the final QOL score in intervention and control groups (p< 0.001).
Conclusion: Gayatri Mantra and EFT are significantly increasing the quality of life of post-stroke patients.

Keywords: religion, quality of life, stroke

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