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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2008;15(4): 504
자가 발반사마사지가 재가 여성노인의 우울, 수면, 요통에 미치는 효과
엄미란1, 김은경2, 오희영3, 김현숙4, 곽경희5
1을지대학교 간호대학 대전캠퍼스
2을지대학교 간호대학 대전캠퍼스
3을지대학교 간호대학 대전캠퍼스
4을지대학교 간호대학 성남캠퍼스
The Effects of Self Foot Reflexology on Depression, Sleep and Low Back Pain in Community Dwelling Elderly Women
Mi-Ran Eom1, Eun-Kyun Kim2, Hee-Young Oh3, Hyun-Sook Kim4, Kyung-Hee Kwak5
1College of Nursing, Eulji University, Daejeon Campus
2College of Nursing, Eulji University, Daejeon Campus
3College of Nursing, Eulji University, Daejeon Campus
4College of Nursing, Eulji University, Seongnam Campus
5Jeonju Kijeon Women's College
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of self foot reflexology on depression, sleep, and low back pain in elderly women.
Method: The study was one group pre-posttest design. Data collection was done from December 2007 to January 2008 in D city. The participants were 47 women (65 years of age and over). After two weeks of reflexology education, the women did foot reflexology themselves for approximately 40 minutes, five times a week for four weeks. To verify the effects of foot reflexology, the scores for depression, sleep, and LBP were measured at baseline, after 4 weeks of self-treatment. Repeated measure ANOVA with the SPSS WIN 14.0 program were used to analyze the data.
Results: There were significant differences in depression, sleep, and LBP between baseline, after 4 weeks of self-treatment.
Conclusion: These findings suggest that self foot reflexology could be utilized as an effective nursing intervention for improving depression, sleep, and LBP in elderly women.
Key words: Depression | Sleep | Low | Back | Pain (LBP) | Aged
주요어: 발반사맛사지 | 우울 | 수면 | 요통 | 여성노인