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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 12
First page : ( 556) Last page : ( 559)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2018.01895.8

Effect of sensory and tactile stimulation to increase glasgow coma scale (GCS) score on stroke clients who have consciousness disorders at Abdul Moeloek Hospital, Lampung

Purbianto1,*, Agustanti Dwi1

1Health Polytechnic of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia

*Corresponding author: Purbianto E-mail: purbianto@poltekkes-tjk.ac.id Health Polytechnic of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia, E-mail: heruswn@gmail.com

Online published on 9 January, 2019.


The stroke prevalence based on the diagnosis of health workers and the symptoms found in Lampung province was 5.4 ‰. This study aimed to determine the effect of sensory and tactile stimulation on increasing Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scores in stroke patients who experience decreased consciousness, using experimental quasy designs. The population in this study were stroke patients with decreased consciousness (GCS < 13), with a sample size of 32 respondents. Each respondent was measured for 5 days. The mean GCS score before intervention in the treatment group was 8.31 and the control group was 11.06. After the intervention, the mean GCS score in the intervention group was 8.94 and the control group was 11.12. While the p-value was 0.006, so it was interpreted that sensory stimulation and tactile stimulation can significantly increase the GCS score. It is recommended that nursing practitioners apply sensory stimulation and tactile stimulation in the management of stroke patients who experience impaired consciousness.



Sensory stimulation, Tactile stimulation, Stroke, GCS score.


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