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Effects of Laughter Therapy on Stress Response and Pain of Military Personnel with Low Back Pain in Hospital
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Effects of Laughter Therapy on Stress Response and Pain of Military Personnel with Low Back Pain in Hospital
Yu, Jeong-A; Kim, Keum-Soon;
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 Abstract
Purpose: This study was to determine the effects of laughter therapy on stress response and pain of military patients with low back pain. Method: The subjects in the experimental group received 3-sessions of laughter therapy on 3 consecutive days. The primary outcome measures were state anxiety, depression, blood pressure, pulse rate and pain. Result: After 3 sessions of laughter therapy, the scores of state anxiety(p=.046), depression(p=.028) and pulse rate(p=.003) were significantly lower and diastolic blood pressure(p=.038) was significantly higher in the experimental group than those in the control group. The level of pain(p=.711) was not different significantly between two groups. Conclusion: Laughter therapy could be an effective strategic intervention for military patients with low back pain to reduce the level of anxiety and depression. Further studies are needed to determine long-term effects of laughter therapy and its effects on cardiovascular system and pain.
 Keywords
Military personnel;Laughter therapy;Anxiety;Depression;Low back pain;
 Language
Korean
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요통이 있는 병사의 통증, 우울, 군생활 적응에 관한 연구,이지현;김종임;

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골관절염 환자를 위한 웃음요법 적용 자조타이치 프로그램과 자조타이치프로그램의 효과 비교,김금순;유정아;김진아;이임선;이인옥;

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웃음치료가 유방절제술 환자의 기분, 통증 및 스트레스에 미치는 효과,최정화;김경희;차순정;표혜정;김영경;

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웃음요법이 산욕기 산모의 산후 피로와 스트레스 반응에 미치는 효과,신혜숙;류경희;송영아;

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웃음요법이 입원 노인 환자의 통증, 우울 및 수면에 미치는 영향,이경임;은영;

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군 병사의 요통과 우울, 군 생활 적응간의 관계,이지현;김종임;

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웃음치료프로그램이 노인의 우울에 미치는 효과,장미영;

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