Effect of an Anti-Anxiety Intervention Using Therapeutic Touch on the Anxiety Levels of Clients Expressing Anxiety after a Cardiac Event

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160455
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Presentation
Title:
Effect of an Anti-Anxiety Intervention Using Therapeutic Touch on the Anxiety Levels of Clients Expressing Anxiety after a Cardiac Event
Abstract:
Effect of an Anti-Anxiety Intervention Using Therapeutic Touch on the Anxiety Levels of Clients Expressing Anxiety after a Cardiac Event
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Sova, Roxana
Contact Address:10295 Sarle Rd, Freeland, MI, 48623, USA
Co-Authors:Beth Weaver
The purpose of this study was to examine the intervention of therapeutic touch on the anxiety levels of individuals attending a cardiac rehabilitation program. The study was carried out during a four-month period. The convenience sample consisted of 62 consenting subjects who stated they were dealing with anxiety on their initial assessment. Each subject received an 8-12 minute intervention of therapeutic touch. The dependent variable, anxiety, was defined as a vague, uneasy feeling whose source is often nonspectiic or unknown to the individual and was measured by the Y-2 form of the Self-Evaluation Questionnaire developed by Speilberger as well as a Visual Analog Scale. Subjects were administered these tools pre and post intervention. There was only a treatment group. No control or placebo group was part of the study. Research hypotheses predicted that after therapeutic touch the subjects would have decreased levels of anxiety as measured by the STAI and VAS. Data were analyzed by a paired t-test pre and post STAI and VAS. Results revealed a statistically significant difference in pre and posttest score on STAI and VAS, therefore rejecting the null hypothesis. There was also no correlation between the difference in the STAI and age or the difference in the VAS and age. Therefore, in this sample an anti-anxiety intervention using therapeutic touch did decrease anxiety levels. It is not known if this reduction related specifically to therapeutic touch or to the intention to reduce anxiety. AN: MN030016
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffect of an Anti-Anxiety Intervention Using Therapeutic Touch on the Anxiety Levels of Clients Expressing Anxiety after a Cardiac Eventen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160455-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of an Anti-Anxiety Intervention Using Therapeutic Touch on the Anxiety Levels of Clients Expressing Anxiety after a Cardiac Event</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sova, Roxana</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">10295 Sarle Rd, Freeland, MI, 48623, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Beth Weaver </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to examine the intervention of therapeutic touch on the anxiety levels of individuals attending a cardiac rehabilitation program. The study was carried out during a four-month period. The convenience sample consisted of 62 consenting subjects who stated they were dealing with anxiety on their initial assessment. Each subject received an 8-12 minute intervention of therapeutic touch. The dependent variable, anxiety, was defined as a vague, uneasy feeling whose source is often nonspectiic or unknown to the individual and was measured by the Y-2 form of the Self-Evaluation Questionnaire developed by Speilberger as well as a Visual Analog Scale. Subjects were administered these tools pre and post intervention. There was only a treatment group. No control or placebo group was part of the study. Research hypotheses predicted that after therapeutic touch the subjects would have decreased levels of anxiety as measured by the STAI and VAS. Data were analyzed by a paired t-test pre and post STAI and VAS. Results revealed a statistically significant difference in pre and posttest score on STAI and VAS, therefore rejecting the null hypothesis. There was also no correlation between the difference in the STAI and age or the difference in the VAS and age. Therefore, in this sample an anti-anxiety intervention using therapeutic touch did decrease anxiety levels. It is not known if this reduction related specifically to therapeutic touch or to the intention to reduce anxiety. AN: MN030016</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:57:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:57:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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