The Effect of Acupressure Therapy on Elders’ Sleep Quality at Panti Sosial Tresna Werdha Sabai Nan Aluih Sicincin


Authors : Amrino, Rizanda Machmud, Zifriyanthi Minanda Putri

Volume/Issue : Volume 3 - 2018, Issue 10 - October

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The degenerative process in the elderly leads to a decrease in physiological function, one of which is the fulfillment of sleep needs both quantity and quality. Decreased quality of sleep is bad for the health and quality of life of the elderly. One therapy that can improve the quality of sleep in the elderly is acupressure therapy. This study aims to determine the effect of acupressure therapy on the quality sleep of elderly at Panti Sosial Tresna Werdha Sabai Nan Aluih Sicincin. This study used Quasy Experiment Design and pretestpostest with control group design with 56 samples of elderly people with simple random sampling. The analysis used is independent t-test. The result of statistical test showed that p = 0.000 there was significant change between sleep quality before and after giving acupressure therapy in the intervention group whereas in the control group there was no significant change with p = 0,082.

Keywords : Acupressure, Sleep Quality, Elderly.

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