THE EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC TOUCH ON ANXIETY AND WELL-BEING IN THIRD TRIMESTER PREGNANT WOMEN

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Title:
THE EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC TOUCH ON ANXIETY AND WELL-BEING IN THIRD TRIMESTER PREGNANT WOMEN
Author:
Nodine, Janet Lynn
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study was conducted to determine whether or not a significant difference exists in pregnant women among those receiving therapeutic touch, mock therapeutic touch, or no touch on measurements of anxiety and well-being. Thirty third trimester primigravida subjects were tested pre- and postintervention using the State-Anxiety Inventory and a Well-Being Visual Analog; heart and respiratory rates were monitored before, during, and after the treatment. No significant differences were found using analysis of covariance with the pre-test scores as the covariate. The findings indicate that therapeutic touch may not be useful in reducing state anxiety or enhancing subjective well-being in pregnancy. Study limitations include a small sample size, use of an instrument without established reliability and validity, and a study environment that may have increased anxiety.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Touch -- Psychological aspects.; Pregnancy -- Psychological aspects.; Anxiety.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTHE EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC TOUCH ON ANXIETY AND WELL-BEING IN THIRD TRIMESTER PREGNANT WOMENen_US
dc.creatorNodine, Janet Lynnen_US
dc.contributor.authorNodine, Janet Lynnen_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to determine whether or not a significant difference exists in pregnant women among those receiving therapeutic touch, mock therapeutic touch, or no touch on measurements of anxiety and well-being. Thirty third trimester primigravida subjects were tested pre- and postintervention using the State-Anxiety Inventory and a Well-Being Visual Analog; heart and respiratory rates were monitored before, during, and after the treatment. No significant differences were found using analysis of covariance with the pre-test scores as the covariate. The findings indicate that therapeutic touch may not be useful in reducing state anxiety or enhancing subjective well-being in pregnancy. Study limitations include a small sample size, use of an instrument without established reliability and validity, and a study environment that may have increased anxiety.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectTouch -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectPregnancy -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectAnxiety.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1331462en_US
dc.identifier.oclc17668318en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16358661en_US
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