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J Relig Health. 2019 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s10943-019-00831-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Effect of Therapeutic Touch on Sleep Quality in Elders Living at Nursing Homes.

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1
Department of Fundamentals Nursing, Ege University Nursing School, 35000, Izmir, Turkey. hazelbagci@hotmail.com.
2
Department of Fundamentals Nursing, Ege University Nursing School, 35000, Izmir, Turkey.

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the effect of therapeutic touch on sleep quality in the elderly people living in the nursing homes. The study is a randomized controlled experimental study (pretest-posttest control group). The sample of the research consisted of 25 elderly people. As a result of the study, although there was a significant increase (p < 0.05) in the sleep quality of each group, no significant difference was found between the groups (p > 0.05). Therapeutic touch is an effective method of improving the sleep quality of the elders living at a nursing home.

KEYWORDS:

Complementary medicine; Elder; Nursing; Sleep quality; Therapeutic touch

PMID:
31062207
DOI:
10.1007/s10943-019-00831-9

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