Volume : IV, Issue : V, May - 2015

EFFECTIVENESS OF LAUGHTER THERAPY VERSUS REMINISCENCE THERAPY ON QUALITY OF SLEEP, AMONG SENIOR CITIZENS LIVING IN OLD AGE HOMES IN COIMBATORE, TAMILNADU

Ms. D. Charmini Jebapriya, Dr. Radha Aras, Dr. Jeyaseelan . M. Devadason

Abstract :

 Aging and its social–biological process naturally impair the functions of different body organs and cause progressive disabilities in managing personal affairs and performing social roles. Such impairments are more evident in  social and psychological dimensions of the elderly peopleís life. For health promotion in older adults, various strategies have been recommended by experts, among which laughter therapy and reminiscence therapy are more important. This study aims to assess the effectiveness  of laughter therapy versus reminiscence therapy on quality of sleep. PSQI Scale was used to measure the quality of sleep before and after the  therapy. The results showed that laughter therapy was more effective in improving quality of sleep when compared with reminiscence therapy  among senior citizens who are residing at old age home..

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Ms. D. Charmini Jebapriya, Dr. Radha Aras, Dr. Jeyaseelan .M. Devadason EFFECTIVENESS OF LAUGHTER THERAPY VERSUS REMINISCENCE THERAPY ON QUALITY OF SLEEP, AMONG SENIOR CITIZENS LIVING IN OLD AGE HOMES IN COIMBATORE, TAMILNADU International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol : 4, Issue : 5 May 2015


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