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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 2
First page : ( 127) Last page : ( 130)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.

Valerian Tea Improves the Sleep Quality of Senior Citizens

Logeshwari J.*

Lecturer, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Pallakkapalayam

*Corresponding Author's Email: logesh0987@gmail.com

Online published on 30 October, 2015.

Abstract

Context

Aging is as the process of maturing or becoming older, several physical and psychological changes are known to occur with normal ageing, however, adjustment to changes in sleep quantity and quality can be among the most difficult. In spite of the progress made in the treatment of sleep disorders, valerian tea is the best method used to improve the quality of sleep among senior citizens.

Objective

The present study aimed to assess the effectiveness of valerian tea on sleep among senior citizens.

Method

True experimental design, where Pre and Posttest with control Group design was used. 60 senior citizens were included in the study. Simple Random sampling technique was used in the study. Experimental group of senior citizens was given valerian tea before an hour to sleep. The data was obtained by using a demographic variables and Pittsburgh sleep quality index for sleep.

Result

Results shows that in post test 73% of senior citizens had average improvement in sleep and 23% of senior citizens had good improvement in sleep in experimental group and in control group 60% were in average sleep and 40% were in poor sleep. The calculated unpaired’ test value showed that there is significant effectiveness of valerian tea (t=9.3, tv =2.000) on sleep among senior citizens.

Conclusion

Valerian tea is an effective intervention on sleep among senior citizens.

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Keywords

Sleep, senior citizens, valerian tea.

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