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Title: An Evaluation on Use of Stress Ball Exercise on Stress Management among Student Population – A Cross Section Study
Authors: Srivarsan, R.
Sridevi, G.
Preetha, S.
Keywords: Stress
acute stress
chronic stress
stress ball
Issue Date: 4-Nov-2021
Publisher: JPRI
Abstract: Background: Stress ball is a new favourite gadget people like to use to fight stress, reduce tension. But there are not many scientific reports on the benefits of stress ball exercises. Objective: the present study aimed to investigate the level of stress among student population and the effectiveness of the use of stress ball exercises among student population. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted through a convenience sampling method. The participants were administered with a self developed questionnaire consisting of 17 questions. The responses were collected using google forms. Descriptive statistics, frequency analysis and chi square test was used to analyze the data. Results: Males are more stressed than female in college environment and after stress ball exercise students feels reduced irritability and nervousness thus using stress ball exercise during stress management is more significant. Conclusion: The study concluded an innovative finding that Majority of the student population were stressed due to academic reasons and respondents feel that stress ball users showed a satisfactory recovery from their stress.
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