The Effect of Qigong on Joint Pain in Elderly at Elderly Social Homes
Ah. Yusuf, Lusi Puspitasari, Aria Aulia Nastiti, Esti Yunitasari
The prevalence of elderly over 65 years is increasing, and in line with the decline in the function of various systems, this causes many complaints arising from non-communicable diseases. Pain is a common complaint from the elderly who visit the health center. Qigong exercises can reduce pain by relaxing damaged tissue and increasing blood flow to the affected site in patients with arthritis. The design used in this study was pre-experimental. The total sample of 15 respondents with a sampling technique using purposive sampling. The independent variable is Qigong gymnastics, and the dependent variable is joint pain. The data were collected using a questionnaire and observation of the Burbonais pain scale. The data were analyzed using the Wilcoxon test with a significance level of Î±<0.05. The results showed there was an effect of Qigong exercise on joint pain in the elderly (p=0.002). Qigong exercises can reduce joint pain in the elderly because the movements are easy to do and memorized by people who are elderly, exercise movements are more straightforward and move the joints that are usually attacked by pain so that joint flexibility is increased.