Abstract: Musculoskeletal system sometimes is probblems with increasing age and disorders that often occur in the elderly among others : stiffnes of joints, osteoporosis, gout, decreased join flexibility, reumatoid arthritis. Several ways to reduce the pain caused musculoskeletal system among others : anticippant guided, relaxation, warm compresses, guided imagery, distraction, massage. Panti Sosial Tresna Werdha Abiyoso Yogyakarta of 113 elderly who mostly complain of joint pain, most elderly people using drugs and some are just left.
Objective: The purpose of this study is to know the benson relaxation techniques for the decrease of joint pain in the elderly in the Panti Sosial Tresna Werdha Abiyoso Yogyakarta.
Methods : Method of Quasi experiment research design using the design of non-equivalen control group. Study sample were 22 elderly. Were taken by purposive sampling. Analysis of the data using wilcoxon. The result of the study showed Pval : 0.008 ; α < 0.05, meansthe benson relaxation techniqueseffectively to decrease of joint pain in the elderly.
Conclusion : The conclusion of the study is benson relaxation techniques effectively to decrease joint pain in the elderly in the Panti Sosial Tresna Werdha Abiyoso Yogyakarta.
Penulis: Sri Sat Titi Hamranani
Kode Jurnal: jpkeperawatandd140424