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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A study to evaluate the effectiveness of foot reflexology on depressionamong older adults in selected old age homes.

J Sirumalar

Keywords : Foot Reflexology, Older Adults, Depression, Old age Homes

Citation Information : Sirumalar J. A study to evaluate the effectiveness of foot reflexology on depressionamong older adults in selected old age homes.. 2016; 9 (1):19-21.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-19

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives- To evaluate the effectiveness of foot reflexology on depression among older adults staying in the old age homes. Method- One group pre test and post test design. Result- It revealed that the calculated “t” value (23.388) was much higher than the table value at O.01 level of significance with 29 degrees of freedom. Conclusion- The study concluded that foot reflexology is a non pharmacological, complementary, and alternative therapy to manage the depression among depressed older adults.


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