Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Community Health (ICCH 2019)

Mirror Therapy Improved Muscle Strength of the Elderly

Authors
Sri Jati Permata Putri, Muhamad Jauhar, Budi Widiyanto
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Sri Jati Permata Putri
Available Online 10 February 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200204.056How to use a DOI?
Keywords
elderly, mirror therapy, muscle strength
Abstract

Everyone will face the aging process. The elderly’s problems are physical mobility and physiology causing a decrease on their muscle strenght. Mirror therapy is one of nursing interventions that can improve muscle strenght. This study aimed to identify the influence of mirror therapy on muscle strenght in elderly in Boyolali regency. A quasi-experimental design with a pre post-test nonequivalent control group was used in this study. The study sample were elderly who decrease in physiological’s muscle strength of 56 people. The sample were divided into intervention and control groups using purposive sampling technique. The instrument used is the Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) scale. Interventions are given twice a day for 10-15 minutes in 3 weeks. Data analysis performed by using the Wilcoxon test and Mann Whitney test. The results showed that there was a significant effect of mirror therapy in improving muscle strength of the elderly with a mean difference of 1.32 and p value = 0.001 (<0.05). Mirror therapy as an innovative nursing intervention can significantly improve muscle strength, so that it can be integrated into the elderly health service program at the primary health care services.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Community Health (ICCH 2019)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
10 February 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-901-4
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200204.056How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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