Effect of Therapeutic Touch on Sleep Quality in Elders Living at Nursing Homes.

Bağcı H., Çınar Y.

Journal of religion and health, vol.59, pp.1304-1318, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10943-019-00831-9
  • Title of Journal : Journal of religion and health
  • Page Numbers: pp.1304-1318
  • Keywords: Therapeutic touch, Elder, Sleep quality, Complementary medicine, Nursing, ANXIETY, PAIN, AGITATION, PEOPLE, WOMEN


This study was carried out to investigate the effect of therapeutic touch on sleep quality in the elderly people living in the nursing homes. The study is a randomized controlled experimental study (pretest-posttest control group). The sample of the research consisted of 25 elderly people. As a result of the study, although there was a significant increase (p < 0.05) in the sleep quality of each group, no significant difference was found between the groups (p > 0.05). Therapeutic touch is an effective method of improving the sleep quality of the elders living at a nursing home.