Effectiveness of Garra Rufa Care Toward Pruritus Elderly Who Live in Indonesian Village

Authors

  • Zagad Budhi Dharma1 , Joni Haryanto2 , Elida Ulfiana2

Keywords:

Anxiety, Elderly, Garra Rufa, Itching, Pruritus.

Abstract

Pruritus is a neuordegeneratif disease that attacks the peripheral skin. It is not infrequently the elderly

experience these health problems with itching complaint, so that it cause a feeling of wanting to scratch.

High itching complaint can also cause the anxiety level increased. The purpose of this study was to determine

the effectiveness of Garra Rufa Care pruritus elderly who live in the village area, Indonesia This study was

designed as a quasy experiment using non-probability techniques with a simple random sampling method.

The respondents of this study consisted of 40 elderly people who had pruritus caused by dermatology and

were divided into an experimental group and a control group. The independent variable was Garra Rufa

Care, and the dependent variable was elderly with pruritus. This instrument of the study used the Numeric

Rating Scale (NRS), Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) and used the Wilcoxon and Mann Whitney test with

? <0.05 as data analysis. The results showed the effect of Garra Rufa Care on itching complaint (p = 0,000)

and there was a significant low (? = 0.014). The results showed the effect of Garra Rufa Care on anxiety

level (p = 0,000) and there was a significant significance (? = 0,000). Psychological effect have given “micro

massage” and decreased the anxiety level which have physically reduced itching scores. Garra Rufa was

effectively used as an intervention in the elderly with pruritus by decreasing itching complaint and anxiety

level. Further study was expected to replicate similar studies with more samples and carried out observation

after making intervention.

Author Biography

Zagad Budhi Dharma1 , Joni Haryanto2 , Elida Ulfiana2

1 Student Faculty of Nursing, 2 Lecturer Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga,

Kampus C Mulyorejo, 60115, Surabaya, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Zagad Budhi Dharma1 , Joni Haryanto2 , Elida Ulfiana2. (2020). Effectiveness of Garra Rufa Care Toward Pruritus Elderly Who Live in Indonesian Village. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2274-2279. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10770