Complementary therapies in long-stay neurology in-patient settings

Nurs Stand. 1999 Apr 28-May 4;13(32):32-5. doi: 10.7748/ns.13.32.32.s59.

Abstract

Complementary therapies have been embraced by many nurses, but the effectiveness of such regimes on the wellbeing of patients has never been researched successfully. This article describes a pilot study which evaluated their effects on long-stay neurology patients.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aromatherapy / methods*
  • Aromatherapy / nursing
  • Aromatherapy / psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Long-Term Care / methods*
  • Male
  • Massage / methods*
  • Massage / nursing
  • Massage / psychology
  • Middle Aged
  • Nervous System Diseases / nursing*
  • Nervous System Diseases / psychology
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Pilot Projects
  • Relaxation Therapy*
  • Single-Blind Method
  • Surveys and Questionnaires