A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Basil Oil Massage in reducing the Level of Depression among Senior Citizens residing in Selected Old Age Homes at Coimbatore

Jayakrishnan, R (2012) A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Basil Oil Massage in reducing the Level of Depression among Senior Citizens residing in Selected Old Age Homes at Coimbatore. Masters thesis, Annai Meenakshi College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

Depression is a widespread mental health problem affecting many people. Depression is more common among Senior Citizens. The present study was done to evaluate the Effectiveness of Basil Oil Massage in Reducing the Level of Depression among Senior Citizens Residing in Selected Old Age Homes at Coimbatore. The aim of the study was to reduce the level of depression by Basil Oil Massage Intervention. The objectives of the study include; 1. To assess the level of depression among Senior Citizens in experimental and control group. 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of Basil oil massage in reducing the level of depression among Senior Citizens in experimental group. 3. To determine the association between the level of depression among Senior Citizens with their selected demographic variables in experimental and control group. The research design adopted was quasi-experimental pre-test and post-test with control group design. The conceptual framework for this study was based on Wiedenbach’s Helping Art of Clinical Nursing Theory (1964). The study has been conducted in St.Joseph old age home and Sadhanai old age home Coimbatore. Nonprobability purposive sampling technique has been adopted to select the desired sample. 5 minutes of Basil oil massage was given for 6 times in 2 weeks for experimental group. Routine nursing care was given to control group. The data collected through structured interview and pre-test and post-test assessment by using Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15). The collected data were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The findings of the study revealed that the administration of Basil oil massage helps in reducing on level of depression among Senior citizens.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Basil Oil Massage, Level of Depression, Senior Citizens, Selected Old Age Homes, Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2020 16:24
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2020 10:19
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/13081

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