The Effects of Meditation-Healing Exercise in Elderly Who are Living with Non-Communicable Disease in Bangkok and Surabaya

Artsanthia, Jintana and Sari, Ni Putu Wulan Purnama (2019) The Effects of Meditation-Healing Exercise in Elderly Who are Living with Non-Communicable Disease in Bangkok and Surabaya. Journal of the Royal Thai Army Nurses (JRTAN), 19 (1). pp. 74-83. ISSN ISSN 1513-5217 (Print), ISSN 2651-2181 (Online)

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Abstract

The effects of meditation-healing exercise among elderly who lives with non-communicable disease. The purposes of the study were to determine the effects of meditation-healing exercise on non-communicable disease, blood glucose, blood pressure level, quality of life, psychological support, and attitude of elderly. The study utilized a one group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental research design among 196 elderly in selected communities in Bangkok, Thailand and Surabaya, Indonesia. Descriptive analysis and repeated measure ANOVA were utilized for data analysis of the study. In Bangkok, the effects of meditation-healing exercise on stress found that the elderly had moderate stress level (at 36.9 and decrease to 31.75), the blood pressure and blood sugar level were significantly different effect in the each measurement of every month. In Surabaya, the elderly reported a change from high to moderate mean scores (at 47.31 and decrease to 33.86) in the stress level. The result of the blood pressure showed significant effect, but the blood sugar level was not significant. Both Bangkok and Surabaya reported to have a moderate quality of life (QOL) level. In general, meditation-healing exercise affected the overall quality of life on psychological support, attitude and blood pressure level of the elderly in community. Thus, meditation-healing exercise is safe and effective method in health care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meditation-healing exercise (SKT), non-communicable disease, quality of life, and psychological support.
Subjects: Nursing Science
Divisions: Journal Publication
Depositing User: F.X. Hadi
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2019 07:16
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 02:54
URI: http://repository.wima.ac.id/id/eprint/20275

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