Effect of Massage Therapy on Social Skills among Children with Autism in Selected Autism Day Care Centres, Coimbatore

Nalini, K J (2012) Effect of Massage Therapy on Social Skills among Children with Autism in Selected Autism Day Care Centres, Coimbatore. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore.


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The effect of massage therapy on social skills among children with autism was studied in selected autism day care centres in Coimbatore. Quasi experimental pre-test post-test with control group design was adopted. Stratified random sampling technique was adopted to choose the participants. The population was divided into two strata based on age groups (4 – 9 years) and (10 – 14 years). In both strata equal number (7) participants randomly allocated to experimental and control group. Indian scale of assessment of autism to assess the severity of autism and modified Autism Social Skill Profile to assess social skill was used. Massage therapy was applied as an intervention by researcher to experimental group children in Autism day care centres during day time and by parents during night before bed for 20 minutes regularly for 25 days. Post assessment was done using modified Autism social skill profile to assess the social skills of the participants after the therapy.Appropriate statistical technique was used to analyse the data. The result revealed that there was significant improvement in social skill among the children with autism after massage therapy. Thus, massage therapy can be implemented as an effective therapeutic intervention in improving social skill of children with autism.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: REG. NO. 30101432
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effect of Massage Therapy, Social Skills, Children, Autism, Selected Autism Day Care Centres, Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Community Health Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 02:31
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 15:41
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12979

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