THE EFFECT OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY TO IMPROVE THE WELL-BEING OF PREGNANT WOMEN

1Vijayalakshmi.P, R.Subashini, Anitha

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Abstract:

To find out the effect of cognitive behavior therapy to improve the well-being of pregnant women. <strong>Methods:</strong> Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) represents a unique category of psychological interventions based on scientific models of human behavior, cognition, and emotion. Of the 120 pregnant women who attended the counselling session, 58 fall under the category of low score in measure the well-being of pregnant women. 62 fall under the category of high score in measure the well-being of pregnant women. Out of 58, 30 pregnant women were given willingness, selected as a sample. A scale to measure the perceived Well-being of pregnant woman was constructed by the researcher, whereas Content validity was established with the opinion of experts in the field of investigation. Cronbach’s alpha reliability =r=0.59, parallel form method of reliability =r=0.61 split-half method reliability is=r=0.62. Both English and Tamil version of questionnaire were administered. Correlation of coefficient was found to be 0.81. <strong>Results:</strong> The obtained ‘t’ value was found to be 0.485 and 0.091. There was no  significant difference between experimental group and control group pre-test scores and pre-test and post-test scores of control group of perceived Well being of pregnant women. A paired sample t-test was conducted to compare scores pre-test and post-test intervention. There was a significant difference in the scores for the pre test (M=181.13 S.D=13.789) and post test (M=196.24 S.D=16.835) conditions and the control group (M=179.13 S.D=14015) and experimental group (M=196.27 S.D=16.835) post-test intervention. <strong>Conclusion</strong> <strong>            </strong>Results showed that there was a significant difference between pre-post experimental groups in their perceived level of wellbeing in pregnant women and to manage or reduce their physical or mental imbalance, the behavioural intervention programme is boom to the pregnant women. <strong>Keywords: </strong>

Keywords:

Pregnancy, cognitive behaviour therapy, well-being

Paper Details
Month9
Year2021
Volume25
IssueIssue 3
Pages360-370