Implementation of bali elderly care model to increase melatonin levels in elderly community
Keywords:bali elderly care, conventional nursing care, elderly, melatonin, elderly community
The importance of melatonin in the life of the elderly makes us aware of the importance of non-medical alternatives that can increase melatonin levels. The aims of this study to determine the effect of implementing the Bali Elderly Care model on increasing levels of Melatonin in the elderly population in Tabanan Regency, Bali. This is an experimental study conducted in the community (community trial) using a randomized pretest and posttest control group design. The grouping of subjects was conducted by randomization and divided into two groups. An independent t-test was conducted to determine the difference in mean levels of melatonin between the control and treatment groups. The mean melatonin levels after 3 months of observation, the control group experienced a decrease in the mean melatonin levels by 0.17 ± 2.60, but this result was not statistically significant. In the treatment group that received the Bali Elderly Care model intervention, the mean increase in melatonin levels was -1.84 ± 1.65 and it was statistically significant (p = 0.000). The implementation of the Bali Elderly Care Model increases Melatonin levels in the elderly better than conventional nursing care.
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