Abstract: Elderly experience changes such as physical changes, psychological changes, mental changes and spiritual change. Changes that occur in the elderly will lead to problems in the elderly, one of which is insomnia. Insomnia is the inability to get enough sleep, and if not addressed will impact on the quality of life, productivity and safety, so it needs an effective treatment for reducing insomnia is by a hot bath and aromatherapy lavender.
The study design was used quasy draft post experimentation with non equivalent control group design. The population of this study is the number of elderly in PSTW Tresna Wredha Abiyoso Yogyakarta who have insomnia. The number of samples of this study were 22 respondents were divided into 11 groups of respondents to a hot shower and 11 respondents to the group lavender aromatherapy. Test data normality using Shapiro Wilk and statistical tests using paired t-test and independent t-test.
The results showed that the average value of insomnia in a warm water bath group was 4,455 and lavender aromatherapy group is 6.18.
The conclusion from this study is lavender aromatherapy group is more effective to reduce insomnia than group warm bath.
Penulis: Istiana Nurhidayati
Kode Jurnal: jpkeperawatandd140421