A Profile of Field Energy, Ability to Perform Activities of Daily Living, and Anxiety, and the Efficacy of Therapeutic Back Massage (TBM) Following a Sudden Episode of Physical Disablement

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154860
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Presentation
Title:
A Profile of Field Energy, Ability to Perform Activities of Daily Living, and Anxiety, and the Efficacy of Therapeutic Back Massage (TBM) Following a Sudden Episode of Physical Disablement
Abstract:
A Profile of Field Energy, Ability to Perform Activities of Daily Living, and Anxiety, and the Efficacy of Therapeutic Back Massage (TBM) Following a Sudden Episode of Physical Disablement
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Liu, Chin-Fang, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chang Gung Institute of Technology
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Chien-Yu Lai PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
Sheng-Lan Shieh MS, RN, Supervisor
Tsung-Yu Tsai MS, Rehabilitator
Chich-Hsiu Hung PhD, RN, Professor
Min-Tao Hsu PhD, RN, Professor
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Background: Aging has become a critical global issue and there are increased numbers of elders are suddenly become physically disabled due to orthopedic injury/surgery. In disabled elders, perceived energy and anxiety are significantly related to ones? capabilities.
Purpose: To test the effects of a 10-minute therapeutic back massage (TBM) over three consecutive days in disabled elders on the outcome variables of perceived energy, capability, anxiety, HR, BP, and respiration between experimental and control groups. To direct toward longitudinal studies using 21-day diaries aimed at understanding the dynamic nature of energy field and anxiety of disabled elders through long-term rehabilitation. Methods: Experimental research design was applied. Sixty participants were recruited from the orthopedic unit at a Medical Center in Southern Taiwan and randomly assigned to experimental (n=30, receiving TBM) and control group (n=30, receiving standard routine care; SRC). The duration of TBM/SRC was 10 minutes over three consecutive evenings. Data were collected (1) before, (2) immediately after, (3) 10 minutes after, and (4) 20 minutes after TBM/SRC. The WPS, the Index of Self- Report ADL, the VAS-Anxiety, the BAI, and the Terumo Digital BP Monitoring System were employed. Daily diaries were administered to capture day-to-day variations among variables and to explore the continuing effects of TBM.
Results: Findings showed that, 20 minutes after TBM, the experimental group reported significantly decreased anxiety and BP levels, and had significantly increased perceived energy as compared with the control group. There were no significant differences in HR and respiration between the two groups. Moderate to high increases in capability and energy were observed through diaries. Conclusions: By repeated sampling, illuminating the dynamic course of life for elders after a sudden disablement and post rehabilitation convalescence. The findings revealed the efficacy of TBM to relieving anxiety and increasing perceived energy and capability in disabled elders.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Profile of Field Energy, Ability to Perform Activities of Daily Living, and Anxiety, and the Efficacy of Therapeutic Back Massage (TBM) Following a Sudden Episode of Physical Disablementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154860-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Profile of Field Energy, Ability to Perform Activities of Daily Living, and Anxiety, and the Efficacy of Therapeutic Back Massage (TBM) Following a Sudden Episode of Physical Disablement</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Liu, Chin-Fang, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang Gung Institute of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">chinliu@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Chien-Yu Lai PhD, RN, Assistant Professor<br/>Sheng-Lan Shieh MS, RN, Supervisor<br/>Tsung-Yu Tsai MS, Rehabilitator<br/>Chich-Hsiu Hung PhD, RN, Professor<br/>Min-Tao Hsu PhD, RN, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Background: Aging has become a critical global issue and there are increased numbers of elders are suddenly become physically disabled due to orthopedic injury/surgery. In disabled elders, perceived energy and anxiety are significantly related to ones? capabilities. <br/>Purpose: To test the effects of a 10-minute therapeutic back massage (TBM) over three consecutive days in disabled elders on the outcome variables of perceived energy, capability, anxiety, HR, BP, and respiration between experimental and control groups. To direct toward longitudinal studies using 21-day diaries aimed at understanding the dynamic nature of energy field and anxiety of disabled elders through long-term rehabilitation. Methods: Experimental research design was applied. Sixty participants were recruited from the orthopedic unit at a Medical Center in Southern Taiwan and randomly assigned to experimental (n=30, receiving TBM) and control group (n=30, receiving standard routine care; SRC). The duration of TBM/SRC was 10 minutes over three consecutive evenings. Data were collected (1) before, (2) immediately after, (3) 10 minutes after, and (4) 20 minutes after TBM/SRC. The WPS, the Index of Self- Report ADL, the VAS-Anxiety, the BAI, and the Terumo Digital BP Monitoring System were employed. Daily diaries were administered to capture day-to-day variations among variables and to explore the continuing effects of TBM. <br/>Results: Findings showed that, 20 minutes after TBM, the experimental group reported significantly decreased anxiety and BP levels, and had significantly increased perceived energy as compared with the control group. There were no significant differences in HR and respiration between the two groups. Moderate to high increases in capability and energy were observed through diaries.&nbsp;Conclusions: By repeated sampling, illuminating the dynamic course of life for elders after a sudden disablement and post rehabilitation convalescence. The findings revealed the efficacy of TBM to relieving anxiety and increasing perceived energy and capability in disabled elders.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:20:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:20:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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