Title

Outcomes of comfort touch in institutionalized elderly female patients

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2001

Department

Nursing

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

GERIATRIC NURSING

Volume

22

Issue

4

First Page

180

Last Page

184