Outcomes of comfort touch in institutionalized elderly female patients
Comfort touch as a holistic nursing intervention has gained considerable attention in the past decade. The purpose of this experimental study was to examine whether comfort touch improved the perceptions of self-esteem, well-being and social processes, health status, life satisfaction and self-actualization, and faith or belief and self-responsibility in 45 institutionalized elderly female residents. Results revealed that comfort touch significantly improved the perceptions of all elements. This article offers recommendations for practice, research, and education.
Butts, J. B.
(2001). Outcomes of comfort touch in institutionalized elderly female patients. GERIATRIC NURSING, 22(4), 180-184.
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