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A PILOT STUDY ON DESIGN AND VALIDATION OF MANASIKA PRAKRITI QUESTIONNAIRE

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Author(s): Ravi Bhat | Shivprasad Chiplunkar | Suhas Kumar Shetty

Journal: Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine
ISSN 2321-1563

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2013;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Background: Prakriti is the expression of one’s body constitution. It is the state of intensified Dosha in a non pathogenic state formed at the time of conception. These intensified Dosha are present in different proportion in different individual forming the Dehaprakriti which shows the psychosomatic expressions of individual. Satva, Raja and Tama are the Manasika Guna which are also intensified at the time of conception and there by forming the Manasika Prakriti which exhibit psychic function of individual. Objectives: The study was under taken to design and standardize the questionnaire to assess the Manasika Prakriti. Materials & Methods: Interview method which involves qualitative, semi structured data collection technique was used. Total 401 volunteers of either sex which included students and teaching staff from SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan were selected for the study. Study was conducted through interview method. Results: Questionnaire to assess Manaiska Prakriti was designed and subjected to internal consistency using Cronbach’s alpha (0.651 to 0.806). Prepared questionnaire was administered to 401 adult subjects ranging from 17 yrs to 42 yrs. Among them 212 subjects were female and 189 male. Majority (75.2%) of individuals were of Satvika Prakriti. Conclusion: The thought, actions and psyche of an individual are based on three Gunas and the analysis of these three Gunas in an individual helps in better psychological assessment.Keywords: Prakriti, Manasika Prakriti, Questionnaire
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