Effectiveness of Aroma Therapy Massage on Anxiety among elders at selected old age home, Madurai

Jayanthi, G (2013) Effectiveness of Aroma Therapy Massage on Anxiety among elders at selected old age home, Madurai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.


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OBJECTIVES: The main objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of aromatherapy massage on anxiety among elders at selected old age home. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK: the conceptual frame work based on CIPP Model, this model was created by Daniel L. Stufflebeam. It is an acronym that stands for context evaluation, input evaluation, process evaluation and product evaluation. DESIGN: This study employed a one group pre test and post test design and the samples were selected by using purposive sampling technique. SETTING OF THE STUDY: The study was conducted in selected old age homes (inba illam old age home) at Madurai. SUBJECTS: The study was conducted with the total number of 30 subject aged above 60 years. INTERVENTION: The selected sample received 10 minutes of aroma therapy massage as an individual session. Totally 15 sessions of aroma therapy massage was given. MAIN OUTCOME: Pre and post test anxiety were measured using Aaron beck anxiety scale before and after aroma therapy massage. FINDINGS: The aroma therapy massage proved that there is a difference between the pretest and posttest. It revealed that the calculated “t” value (17.743**) was much higher than the table value 2.05 at 0.05 level of significance. CONCLUSION: These findings support that the aroma therapy massage is an effective non pharmacological, Complementary and Alternative therapy to manage the anxiety among elders residing in old age home.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness ; Aroma Therapy Massage ; Anxiety ; elders ; selected old age home ; Madurai.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2019 03:22
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2019 14:42
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10319

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