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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS)
Source : IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS) (2019)
Keywords : Effectiveness, Patients Sleep pattern disturbance, Quality of sleep, Therapeutic back massage
Campus : Kochi
School : College of Nursing
Department : Medical Surgical Nursing
Year : 2019
Abstract : During hospitalization sleep of person can easily be changed by illness or hospital routines. Promoting rest and sleep is integral to the profession of nursing.A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic back massage on the quality of sleep among hospitalized patients with sleep pattern disturbances in K.G hospital, Coimbatore. Objectives: 1)Assess sleep pattern of experimental and control group2)Administer therapeutic back massage to experimental group. 3) Re-assess quality of sleep after therapeutic massage on experimental group. 4) Compare effectiveness of therapeutic back massage between experimental and control group. 5) Associate the findings with selected demographic variables.Methodology: Research approach used was quantitative; design was quasi experimental-Pretest-posttest control group. The sample size was 40 hospitalized patients, selected by purposive sampling.Data was collected using semistructured scale for assessing sleep habit and Richards Campbell sleep questionnaire to assess the quality of sleep before and after theintervention of back massage for 3 days. Results:In experimental group pretestsleep score, 2(10%) of them had inadequate sleep and 18(90%) of them had poor sleep. In control group 7(35%) of them had inadequate sleep and 13(65%) of them had poor sleep. In third day of posttest 4(20%) of them had adequate sleep, 16(80%) of them had fairly adequate sleep in experimental group. While comparingposttest sleep score between the groups, calculated value of ‘Z’> tabulated value of ‘Z’ at 5%level ofsignificance. Conclusion: This shows that the back massage was effective in improving quality of sleep in hospitalized patients with sleep pattern disturbance. Based on these findings, nurses can adopt back massage as a simple nursing intervention to promote the well-being and to prevent complications of sleep deprivation.
Cite this Research Publication : Salini K, “Therapeutic Back Massage on the Quality of Sleep among Hospitalized Patients with Sleep Pattern Disturbances”, IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS), 2019.