Journal of Integrative Nursing

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42--45

A nursing study on five-animal frolics in improving anxiety and depression of inpatients


Xiaoxin Li1, Xu Wang2, Fang Ren3, Jinyu Guo4, Shufen Zhang4, Ling Tang5 
1 Department of Nursing, Beijing Changping Nankou Hospital, Beijing, China
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Beijing Changping Nankou Hospital, Beijing, China
3 Department of Surgery, Beijing Changping Nankou Hospital, Beijing, China
4 Department of Medicine, Beijing Changping Nankou Hospital, Beijing, China
5 Department of Nursing, Dongfang Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Ling Tang
Department of Nursing, Dongfang Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Zone 1, Fangzhuang Fangxing Garden, Fengtai District, Beijing 100078
China

Objective: The objective is to investigate the effect of five-animal frolics on anxiety and depression of hospitalized inpatients. Materials and Methods: Totally 50 inpatients from departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery and General Medicine with hospital admission date between January 2019 and July 2020 were included. All patients exercise five-animal frolics under the professional guidance of the nurse in charge. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was used to assess the conditions of anxiety and depression of patients before and after taking five-animal frolics exercise. Results: The overall score of anxiety patients was significantly lower after five-animal frolics exercise than before [6.0 (5.0, 8.0) vs. 10.0 (8.0, 12.0), Z=-5.466, P <0.001]; the overall depression score of patients was significantly lower after five-animal frolics exercise than before [ 6.5 (4.0, 8.0) vs. 10.0 (8.0, 14.0), Z=-5.175, P < 0.001]. There were 26 (52.0%) very effective cases after exercise, 16 (32.0%) effective cases, 8 (16.0%) invalid cases, and the effective rate was 84.0% Conclusion: Taking five-animal frolics exercise can improve anxiety and depression of inpatients.


How to cite this article:
Li X, Wang X, Ren F, Guo J, Zhang S, Tang L. A nursing study on five-animal frolics in improving anxiety and depression of inpatients.J Integr Nurs 2021;3:42-45


How to cite this URL:
Li X, Wang X, Ren F, Guo J, Zhang S, Tang L. A nursing study on five-animal frolics in improving anxiety and depression of inpatients. J Integr Nurs [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 May 13 ];3:42-45
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