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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 231) Last page : ( 234)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00048.9

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Warm Foot Bath on Sleep Onset Time among Cancer Patients with Insomnia in Nath Lal Parekh Cancer Hospital at Rajkot

Mr. Suneesh P.M.*, Ms. Thangavel Kavitha, Mr. Doss K Jeenath Justin

Shri Anand Institute of Nursing, Rajkot

*Corresponding Author Email: suneesh165@gmail.com

Online published on 23 June, 2017.

Abstract

The reduction in the insomnia levels and improving the sleep onset time of the cancer patients has an important role to play in enabling effectiveness of warm foot bath intervention as an independent nursing intervention. The objective of the study is to assess the effectiveness of warm foot bath on sleep onset time among cancer patients with insomnia.

The research design adopted was pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design. The conceptual framework for this study was based on Wiedenbach's clinical nursing practice theory (1964). The study has been conducted in NathLal Parekh cancer hospital, Rajkot. Purposive sampling technique has been adopted to select the desired sample. The sample size was 30. As an intervention of 15 min of warm foot bath was administered for experimental group. The data was collected through general sleep disturbance scale.

The collected data were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. ANOVA test was used to assess the effectiveness of warm foot bath on sleep onset time among cancer patients with insomnia. The obtained value was. The findings of the study reveals that warm foot bath helps in improving sleep onset time and reducing insomnia.

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