Yoga Improved Sleep Quality and Decreased Depression of Elders in Long-Term Care Facilities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155004
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Presentation
Title:
Yoga Improved Sleep Quality and Decreased Depression of Elders in Long-Term Care Facilities
Abstract:
Yoga Improved Sleep Quality and Decreased Depression of Elders in Long-Term Care Facilities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Chen, Kuei-Min, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Fooyin University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Ming-Hsien Chen, MSW; Mei-Hui Lin, RN, MS; Jue-Ting Fan, RN, MS; Huey-Shyan Lin, PhD; Chun-Huw Li, RN, MS
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Being relocated to a long-term care facility can result in sleep disturbances and depression in elders. This may be attributed to or worsened by lack of regular physical activity. Appropriate exercise programs may be an important component of quality of life in this group of transitional frail elders. This study aimed to test the effects of a 24-week yoga exercise program in improving sleep quality and decreasing depression in transitional frail elders living in long-term care facilities. Methods: A quasi-experimental, pre-test and post-tests design was used. A convenience sample of 69 elderly residents of long-term care facilities was divided randomly into a yoga exercise (n = 38) and control group (n = 31) based on residence location. A total of 55 participants completed the study. The intervention was implemented in three small groups, and each practice group was led by two pre-trained, certified yoga instructors three times per week at 70 minutes per practice session for 24 weeks. The outcome measures of sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) and depression state (Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire) were examined at baseline, at the 12th week, and at the 24th week of the study. Results: After 24 weeks of performing yoga exercises, elderly participants' overall sleep quality had significantly improved, while depression, sleep disturbances, and daytime dysfunction had decreased significantly (p < .05). In addition, elderly participants in the intervention group had better results on all outcome indicators than those in the control group (p < .05). Conclusion: It is recommended that yoga exercise be incorporated as an activity program in long-term care facilities to improve sleep quality and decrease depression in institutionalized 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.titleYoga Improved Sleep Quality and Decreased Depression of Elders in Long-Term Care Facilitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155004-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Yoga Improved Sleep Quality and Decreased Depression of Elders in Long-Term Care Facilities</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Kuei-Min, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fooyin University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ns148@mail.fy.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ming-Hsien Chen, MSW; Mei-Hui Lin, RN, MS; Jue-Ting Fan, RN, MS; Huey-Shyan Lin, PhD; Chun-Huw Li, RN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Being relocated to a long-term care facility can result in sleep disturbances and depression in elders. This may be attributed to or worsened by lack of regular physical activity. Appropriate exercise programs may be an important component of quality of life in this group of transitional frail elders. This study aimed to test the effects of a 24-week yoga exercise program in improving sleep quality and decreasing depression in transitional frail elders living in long-term care facilities. Methods: A quasi-experimental, pre-test and post-tests design was used. A convenience sample of 69 elderly residents of long-term care facilities was divided randomly into a yoga exercise (n = 38) and control group (n = 31) based on residence location. A total of 55 participants completed the study. The intervention was implemented in three small groups, and each practice group was led by two pre-trained, certified yoga instructors three times per week at 70 minutes per practice session for 24 weeks. The outcome measures of sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) and depression state (Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire) were examined at baseline, at the 12th week, and at the 24th week of the study. Results: After 24 weeks of performing yoga exercises, elderly participants' overall sleep quality had significantly improved, while depression, sleep disturbances, and daytime dysfunction had decreased significantly (p &lt; .05). In addition, elderly participants in the intervention group had better results on all outcome indicators than those in the control group (p &lt; .05). Conclusion: It is recommended that yoga exercise be incorporated as an activity program in long-term care facilities to improve sleep quality and decrease depression in institutionalized elders.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:27:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:27:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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