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Nosrati Abarghoee S, Nematian F, Norouzinia R, Edalat F, Nikbakht D. The Effect of Online Pilates Exercise on the Quality of Sleep and Happiness of Nurses in the Intensive Care Unit. RSMT 2023; 21 (25) :88-102
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Alborz University of Medical Sciences , f.nematian@abzums.ac.ir
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Nurses, especially nurses in the intensive care unit, experience significant job stress that can endanger their health and cause a decrease in their sleep quality and happiness, and as a result, the quality of care for patients, and considering that the working conditions of the nurses in the intensive care unit Especially, it is in a way that increases emotional pressure and sad mood. Therefore, this study was conducted with the aim of determining the effect of online Pilates exercise on the quality of sleep and happiness of nurses in the intensive care unit.
The study was a quasi-experimental type of pre-test-post-test with two intervention and control groups and was conducted on 70 female nurses with an average age of 30.14±3.26. The intervention was held online in 8 sessions (3 sessions per week, 50 minutes in the afternoon in the form of warm-up exercises, main exercises and cooling down). Data were collected using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality and Oxford Happiness Questionnaires and analyzed with spss 23 software and chi-square, t-test, and Mann-Whitney tests. At the beginning of the study, there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups. But at the end of the intervention, the average score of total sleep quality (p=0.045) and happiness (p=0.0001) showed a significant improvement in the intervention group.To improve physical and mental health, improve the quality of life, sleep and happiness, classical Pilates exercise can be recommended to be included in daily programs.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: sport physiology
Received: 2023/03/15 | Accepted: 2023/06/24 | Published: 2023/09/1

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