Authors : S. Jasmin Debora, A. Jesmi.

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 Volume 3 Issue 8

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Sleep and rest are basic human needs essential to all individuals physical and psychological well-being. During illness there may be either actual or potential sleep disturbance and this lack of sleep extends the time needed to recover from illness. Therefore sick patients rest and sleep must be considered as one of the important components of their therapy. back massage could be an effective non-invasive technique for promoting relaxation and sleep .Methods: An Quasi-experimental Non randomized control group design study was conducted including Non probability purposive sampling technique among 60 critically ill elderly admitted in ICU. The data was collected before and after Therapeutic back massage by using a tool which consist of a questionnaire to collect Socio demographic data and The Groningen sleep quality scale and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The results revealed that, there was significance difference in the scores after therapeutic back massage and The chi-square has shown the association with the variables like Age , Gender, Monthly family income, Diseases that affect the sleep, class of obesity, Medications and Cognitive difficulties. Conclusion: study concluded that Therapeutic back massage was effective in inducing sleep among critically ill elderly admitted in Intensive care units with age between 60-80 years.
Keywords:- Quality of sleep, Therapeutic back massage, critically ill elderly, Intensive care unit.