Effectiveness of Garra Rufa Care Toward Pruritus Elderly Who Live in Indonesian Village
Keywords:Anxiety, Elderly, Garra Rufa, Itching, Pruritus.
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.
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