The effect of sleep hygiene and brain gym on increasing elderly comfort and sleep quality

Nursalam, S. Fitriana Kurniasari, Elida Ulfiana, Ferry Efendi

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Abstract

Introduction: Quality of life is one of the important things to consider, with the increasing number of elderly people, the number of problems and the number of elderly people living in nursing homes also increased. The greatest need for the elderly is the level of health, so that one can live a prosperous life by applying a healthy sleep pattern and carrying out physical exercise. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of sleep hygiene and brain gym on increasing comfort in the elderly. Method: This type of research is a pretest posttest with control group design quasy experiment. The sampling method used was purposive sampling as many as 50 people and had fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Sleep hygiene intervention was applied every day for 30 days, and the brain gym was held as many as 16x meetings for 4 weeks. The statistical test used is the independent t-test to test the hypothesis. Result: The independent t-test hypothesis test results are 0,000. This study showed significant results on the treatment group, which means that there is an effect of sleep hygiene and brain gym on increasing comfort and sleep quality in the elderly. Conclusion: Intervention of sleep hygiene and brain gym can improve comfort and sleep quality in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-594
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Brain gym
  • Comfort
  • Elderly
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Sleep quality

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