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The Effects of Laughter Therapy Program on Perceived Stress, and Psycho-Neuro-Endocrino-Immuno Responses in Obese Women

Other Title
웃음치료프로그램이 비만여성의 지각된 스트레스와 심리-신경-내분비-면역 반응에 미치는 효과
Authors
Lee, DY; Hyun, MS
Citation
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, 48(3):298-310, 2018
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
ISSN
2005-36732093-758X
Abstract
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the laughter therapy program on perceived stress and psycho-neuro-endocrine-immune responses in obese women.
METHODS: A nonequivalent control group with a pretest-posttest design was used. The participants (n=60), whose age ranged from 30 to 50 years (pre-menopausal and body mass index of over 25 kg/m(2)), were assigned to the experimental group (n=24) or control group (n=26). The experimental group was provided with the laughter therapy program (12 sessions) for 6 weeks.
RESULTS: There were significant differences in perceived stress, psychological stress response, fasting blood sugar, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor alpha between the two groups after the program. However, there were no significant differences in normalized low frequency (norm LF), normalized high frequency (norm HF), LF/HF ratio, and cortisol between the two groups after the program.
CONCLUSION: It was found that the laughter therapy program had positive effects on some variables in terms of perceived stress and psycho-neuro-endocrine-immuno responses. It is suggested that the laughter therapy in this study can provide the direction for developing a program for obese women.
Keywords
Laughter TherapyPsychological StressObesityPhysiological Stress Response
MeSH terms
AdultBlood Glucose/analysisBody Mass IndexEnzyme-Linked Immunosorbent AssayFemaleHumansHydrocortisone/bloodInterleukin-6/bloodLaughter Therapy*Middle AgedObesity/therapy*Program Evaluation*Stress, Psychological*Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/blood
DOI
10.4040/jkan.2018.48.3.298
PMID
29968686
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현, 명선
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