Singapore Nursing Research Conference

August 17-19, 2020 | Singapore

Siman Xavier

Nursing Research Conference 2020- Siman Xavier
Siman Xavier
Hinduja National Hospital College of Nursing, India
Title : Effect of Super Brain Yoga technique on academic performance and psychological well being among nursing students


Superbrain Yoga (SBY) is an exercise that involves squatting while holding the ear lobes with controlled breathing. It is a simple and effective technique to energize and recharge the brain. It is based on the principles of subtle energy and ear acupressure. The present study aims to examine the effect of super brain yoga on academic performance & psychological wellbeing among nursing students. The study is one group pretest & post test design. The study consists of 60 nursing students from selected colleges of nursing, Mumbai, India. SBY was introduced to the students through researcher for a period of 3 months on regular basis. After three months and at the end of academic year, responses from students were collected using a self-reporting checklist for academic Performa and a Likert scale for psychological wellbeing based on SMAAS (State Mindful Attention Awareness Scale) to measure attention, concentration and confidence respectively. Attributes harvested from the tools were collected and analyzed with contingency coefficient and chi square tests. 90% of the students reported that by practicing SBY has helped them to face examinations more confidently. Students reported that their memory has improved by 80% and concentration by 75%. The researcher also observed that the students are benefited with this technique in University examinations, their performance in extracurricular activities and development of soft skills such as communication, leadership skills.
The improvement in various parameters such as better sense of wellbeing, feeling of relaxation, improved concentration, self-confidence, improved efficiency, good interpersonal relationship, increased attentiveness, lowered irritability levels, and an optimistic outlook in life were some of the beneficial effects enjoyed by the yoga group indicated by feedback score.


Prof Siman Xavier , Head of the department of community health nursing at P.D. Hinduja college of nursing , Mumbai, Completed Master of nursing from SNDT University. Currently perusing PhD from Maharashtra University of health sciences. Has 15 years of teaching and 10 years of clinical experience. Research guide and mentor to post graduate nursing students and fellowship in Lactation nurse practitioner course. Presented research , concept maps at National & International level. Has published more than 20 articles and research papers in National & International journals. Author of book on Epidemiology: A Nurse perspective.


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