This review was undertaken to look for the effectiveness of ft. reflexology in conditions of enhancing psychological wellbeing of seniors in selected later years home at Pondicherry.
Ageing is the deposition of changes in an organism or thing as time passes. Ageing in humans identifies a multidimensional process of physical, subconscious, and public change. Health is essential to maintain well-being and quality of life in old age and is essential if old citizen are to continue making active to world. Problems of the ageing are mostly not anticipated to get older but largely due to psychosocial environment, diminishing holds and changes in life situations.
According to traditional medicine each foot has over 7, 000 nerve endings, 26bones, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles. This type of drugless remedy creates a physiological change in the body by naturally enhancing your Blood circulation, which reduces our body Pressure and enhances rest. It aids in the removal of your body waste and rebuilding your body functions to raised health.
The targets of the study were
To evaluate and compare the pre and post level of psychological wellbeing of experimental group.
To evaluate and compare the pre and post level of emotional wellbeing of control group.
To compare the pre test level of psychological well-being between experimental group and control group. .
To compare the post test degree of psychological wellness between experimental group and control group.
To relate the pre test degree of emotional wellbeing among elderly with their chosen demographic variables
To associate the post test level of emotional wellbeing among elderly with selected demographic factors.
The research hypothesis stated were
There is a significant difference between your pre test and post test degree of subconscious well-being among elderly in experimental group at p<0. 05 level.
There is a big change between your pre ensure that you post test level of emotional well-being among elderly in control group at p<0. 05 level.
There is a significant difference between the pre test level of psychological well-being between your experimental group and control band of elderly at p<0. 05 level.
There is a big change between the post test level of psychological well-being between your experimental group and control band of elderly at p<0. 05 level.
There is a substantial association between the pre test level of subconscious well-being among experimental group and control group with their selected demographic factors at p<0. 05 level.
There is a significant relationship of post test degree of subconscious well-being among experimental group and control band of elderly picked demographic variables at p<0. 05 level.
The assumptions were
Psychological problem in seniors is may be because of loneliness.
Foot reflexology may improve the subconscious wellbeing among older.
Psychological problems in elderly may be leads to furthermore physiological problem in elderly
Section A: Books related to mental health problems among older.
Section B: Books related to effectiveness of foot reflexology on the psychological wellbeing of elderly.
Section C. Literature related to results foot reflexology on other conditions
Section D: Books related to efficiency of various complementary and different systems of remedies in enhancing subconscious wellbeing among elderly.
The conceptual shape work because of this study was developed predicated on the Ernestin Weidenbach's Supporting Skill of Clinical Medical Theory. This provide extensive framework for analysis, implementation and evaluation of the intervention programme.
The research design preferred for the study was pre ensure that you post test only design of basic experimental design which comes under true experimental design. The study was conducted in the Immaculate Heart Of Mary's Convent Home For Age group, Pondicherry. The tool used for data collection comprising demographic variables such as time, gender, educational position, religion, marital status, work design, income and habitat. The overall psychological well-being scale was used to assess the level of psychological well-being among the elderly people. The pilot analysis conducted in Mom Mary later years home, Neyveli and conclusions disclosed that the tool was feasible, reliable and practicable to perform the main study.
The tool was validated by 4 experts comprising 3 nursing experts and 1 medical experts and the consistency of the tool was established by test retest method. The worthiness of the reliability was r =0. 87, and so the tool was highly reliable. The primary research was conducted in Immaculate Heart Of Mary's Convent Home For Age, Pondicherry. The 60 seniors who fulfilled the inclusive and exclusive requirements were selected for the analysis out which 30 moms were allocated to experimental group and 30 were given to control group through lottery method.
The data was collected and examined by using descriptive and inferential information. The findings revealed that there is highly significant difference in the emotional wellbeing of elderly people after the supervision of feet reflexology. The determined 't' value was 13. 7 which showed was highly statistical significant difference in the post test degree of psychological physical condition between your experimental and control band of the elderly people at p0. 05 level. Hence the study hypothesis explained that that there is a big change between your post test degree of the psychological wellbeing between the experimental and control band of older people people at p<0. 05 was maintained.
Data findings revealed that there is a partial association of pre test level of psychological wellbeing in the experimental and control group with their selected demographic parameters. Data conclusions also discovered that there is no statistically significant association of post assessment level of subconscious wellness in experimental and control group with the selected demographic Variables.
From the result of the study, it was concluded that making of complementary and alternate interventions like ft. reflexology to older people people was effective in boosting the psychological wellbeing. Which means investigator felt that, more importance should get for analysis of the emotional wellbeing of older people people.
The researcher has produced the next implications from the analysis that are of vital matter to the field of nursing service, nursing supervision, nursing education and nursing research.
The nursing person should develop an in depth knowledge about the emotional problems of seniors.
Certification programs for training reflexology for health employees should be were only available in hospitals.
Staff development programs for imparting education and training regarding complementary and different therapy like ft. reflexology.
The nursing employees should encourage the hospitals to set up a separate nursing care unit for patients getting alternative remedies.
The nurse educators have to be equipped with satisfactory knowledge regarding complementary and alternate medications.
The students should discover adequate clinical vulnerability with regards to practice of ft. reflexology and complementary and alternative remedy in elderly with psychological problems.
Conduct workshops or conferences for students about the use of complementary and choice therapy in day today nursing practice.
Strengthen the curriculum for nurses to stand out them in knowledge and skill in areas of complementary and choice systems of drugs.
Collaborate with the regulating systems as well as a healthcare facility administration to formulate benchmarks protocols and plan to stress complementary and alternate therapies like feet reflexology in nursing care.
Conduct in-service education program in performance of complementary and alternate therapies like foot reflexology in nursing care.
As a nurse researcher:
1. Disseminate the studies of research through conferences, training seminars, and posting in nursing publications.
2. Encourage further research to be conducted on the region of reflexology.
The analysis was conducted among a little test of 60; hence generalization must be achieved with extreme caution.
Since there have been very few studies done on the effectiveness of ft. reflexology on elderly, the investigator had a lot of difficulty in collecting the study materials for the review.
The following studies can be undertaken to strengthen ft. reflexology as well as solution for the problems of elderly people.
A similar study can be conducted by increasing the sample size.
A similar research can be conducted using a true experimental design.
A analysis can be conducted on more amount of neurological problems of seniors.
A study can be performed by developing a self-instructional component which permits the treatment givers to become aware of feet reflexology and its benefits.
A further research can be conducted to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of nursing personnel in feet reflexology elderly people