Impact Of Brahma Kumari’s Raja Yoga Meditation On Quality Of Life Of Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder : A Quasi Experimental Study

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Silky Arora (Corresponding Author) , Dr. Garima Singh , Dr. Mohan Dhyani


Alcohol addiction is a chronic, recurring condition characterized by compulsive alcohol abuse. The problem of alcohol addiction is spreading more in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. In this perspective the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga meditation has been identified as an effective Intervention for alcohol use disorder. The aim of the study is to assess the impact of Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga meditation on quality of life of patients with alcohol use disorder admitted in the Deaddiction centre of Dehradun. A Pre-and-Post test Quasi experimental research design with purposive sampling technique was adopted for the study. The 40 samples were selected as per the inclusion criteria from Shri Mahant Indresh Hospital, Dehradun & Jagrati Foundation Rehabilitation centre, Dehradun. The data was collected by Socio-Demographic variables Performa and Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). The Brahma Kumari’s Rajayoga Meditation was used as an intervention for experimental group. The effectiveness of the intervention was assessed by WHO-Quality of Life scale Brief version (WHOQOL-BREF). The result of the study showed that in the Control group the WHOQOL –BREF Pre and Post test (raw and transformed) scores of D1 (Physical), D2 (Psychological) & D3 (social relationships) are insignificant, while D4 (Environment) scores are statistically significant at 0.05 levels.  In the experimental group Pre and Post test (raw and transformed) scores of D1, D2 & D4 are statistically significant at 0.05 levels while D3 scores are found statistically insignificant. In the comparison between the WHOQOL domains of the control and experimental group, the experimental group was found more statistically significant. The study concluded that Brahma Kumaris Rajyoga Meditation was effective in improving Quality of life of the patients’ with Alcohol Use Disorder.

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