Background: A United Nations projection to the year 2000 indicates that the number will increase to 590 million and by the year 2025 to over 1100 million. That is an increase of 24 percentages since 1975. The stress is a major factor which affects the health and wealth senior citizens. The investigation for old age stress is mandatory.
Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of nursing care bundle on stress among senior citizens.
Design: Pre experimental research design.
Setting: Pallakkaplayam, Namakkal District, Tamilnadu.
Participants: 30 senior citizens who were residing at Pallakkaplayam, who were fulfilling the inclusion criteria. Methods: 30 senior citizens were selected by purposive sampling technique. Structured interview stress assessment scale was used for assessing level of stress. The reliability of the tool was 8.29.
Results: This chapter dealt with analysis, interpretation of data collected to assess the effectiveness of nursing care bundle on stress. The findings revealed that the pre test mean stress score was (27.3± 1.71) which was 68.25% whereas in post test mean stress score was (12.2±± 1.71). It indicates that the level of stress was reduced in the senior citizens after treatment with nursing care bundle. The paired “t” test score was 12.89,TV=2.05, (P at 0.05 level of significance) showed that nursing care bundle was effective on stress in senior citizens. Chi square test showed that there was a significant association between the pre test scores of senior citizens and their selected demographic variables of type of family and loss of spouse (P < 0.05) and there was a significant association between the demographic variable of age in years, gender, and age associated disorders (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: The nursing care bundle was most effective in reduction of stress among senior citizens and can be used as an effective therapeutic and supportive measure.
Cite this article:
G. Maheswari. Effect of Nursing Care Bundle on Aging and Stress. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(4): Oct.- Dec. 2014; Page 290-293.