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The Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Based Mindfulness Program on Sleep Quality and Stress Level in Elderly Population


Kiran Sharma



Kiran Sharma "The Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Based Mindfulness Program on Sleep Quality and Stress Level in Elderly Population" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-5, August 2020, pp.210-214, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd31793.pdf

Elderly are more vulnerable to stress and sleep problems than other age groups resulting from declining health and social relationship. The elderly tend to wake up more often during sleeping at night. In order to overcome stress and sleep problems, not only the drug treatment but also cognitive behavioral programs such as Occupational Therapy based Mindfulness program can be presented. Hence the study was set out to analyses the effect of Occupational Therapy based Mindfulness program on sleep quality and stress level in elderly population. Experimental study was done on 80 elderly subjects aged over 65 years, taken from community in West Delhi, India. The mean age of the participants was 59.05±4.04 years. The participants were assessed on Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Cohen Perceived Stress Scale. Occupational Therapy based Mindfulness program was provided to the participants and its effect was analyzed on sleep quality and stress level. Results Showed that Occupational Therapy based Mindfulness program found to be effective in improving the sleep quality of elderly (M±SD= pre: 16.08±2.10, post: 6.83±.1.85, t= 23.46, p=0.000). We identified that maximum number of participants had high stress level (56%) and there was significant improvement in Stress level (with 91% of participants experienced stress relieve) after the implementation of Occupational Therapy based Mindfulness program. From the result we concluded that Occupational Therapy based Mindfulness program an important tool which is easily approachable and effective intervention method for improving the sleep quality and stress level of elderly.

Occupational Therapy; Mindfulness; Sleep Quality; Stress Level; Elderly Population


IJTSRD31793
Volume-4 | Issue-5, August 2020
210-214
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
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