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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Therapeutic Back Massage on Quality of Sleep among Elderly in Selected Old Age Homes at Mangalore


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1 Department, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India
     

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Sleep-related disorders are common in the general adult population; Therapeutic massage is an ideal way to deal with the health disorders naturally. A quasi experimental study has been carried out to determine the effectiveness of therapeutic back massage on quality of sleep among 60 elderly people in the selected old age homes, in Mangalore, Karnataka, India , found that there was significant difference 6.23 (p<0.05) and improvement (F = 80.463, p<0.05) in the quality of sleep of elderly among experimental and control group. The study concluded that therapeutic back massage was effective to promote the quality of sleep among elderly population.

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Therapeutic Back Massage, Quality of Sleep, Elderly, Old Age Homes
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Authors

Gayathri J. Nair
Department, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India
Swapna Dennis
Department, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India
Babu Dharmarajan
Department, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India

Abstract


Sleep-related disorders are common in the general adult population; Therapeutic massage is an ideal way to deal with the health disorders naturally. A quasi experimental study has been carried out to determine the effectiveness of therapeutic back massage on quality of sleep among 60 elderly people in the selected old age homes, in Mangalore, Karnataka, India , found that there was significant difference 6.23 (p<0.05) and improvement (F = 80.463, p<0.05) in the quality of sleep of elderly among experimental and control group. The study concluded that therapeutic back massage was effective to promote the quality of sleep among elderly population.

Keywords


Therapeutic Back Massage, Quality of Sleep, Elderly, Old Age Homes