International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014


Effectiveness of Back Massage in Promoting Sleep Pattern of Patients with Congestive Cardiac Failure

Vishwajit Mathpati | Regina A. Dias [2]


Abstract: Heart Failure is a common cardiovascular condition with increasing incidence and prevalence. Sleep plays a large role in patients with heart failure. OBJECTIVES: To identify sleep pattern of patients in the study group & control group. To identify various factors affecting sleep. To compare pre & post intervention sleep pattern of the patients in study group. To compare pre & post intervention sleep pattern in study group & control group. Methods and material: Quantitative experimental research approach The research design selected for the study was Quasi Experimental design (Pretest Posttest Nonrandomized Control Group) which was best suited. Sampling: Non-probability purposive sampling method was applied to select 50 congestive cardiac failure patients (subjects) from 35-65 years age group; preferably male. FINDINGS-It was seen that all subjects were male and maximum belonged to the older age group (51-65years). In factors affecting sleep; the responses were mixed with to the factors affecting sleep pattern. In study group showed after administration of back massage there was a boost in the number of subject from poor and moderate to good level of sleep which showed the effectiveness of nursing intervention i. e. back massage; Conclusions-The study concluded that; there are various factors which affect the sleep pattern of the congestive cardiac failure patients. Back massage is helpful in improving sleep pattern in congestive cardiac failure patients.


Keywords: Effectiveness, back massage, sleep, patients, congestive cardiac failure


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014,


Pages: 728 - 735


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