Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
The effect Thai massage with virgin coconut oil toward motoric status and incident of pressure sores on stroke patients
Author(s): Sri Rahayu, Sri Endang Pujiastuti, Choiroel Anwar
Abstract: Background: The main problem of stroke is hemiparesis which causes a decrease in muscle strength and range of movement of the extremities, patient immobility remains to be one of the primary causes of pressure ulcers. Which can be reduced by giving intervention thai massage therapy and virgin coconut oil may lead to reduce muscle stiffness, and improve feedback from muscle spindle receptors. Aims: The aimed of this study is to examine intervention of Thai massage therapy and virgin coconut oil on motoric status and incident pressure ulcer of non hemorrhagic stroke patients in stroke unit Tidar, Magelang. Methods: This research was a quasi-experimental pre-test-post-test with control group design. The number of respondents in this study was 44 respondents, divided equally into intervention group and control group use probability sampling promoted block. The control group was given treatments based on hospitals standard operation procedure (ROM and clapping massage with lotion), while the interventions group was provided with combination of hospitals standard operation procedure (ROM and clapping massage with lotion) and intervention of Thai massage therapy and virgin coconut oil 5 times for 10 days with a duration of 30 minutes. Results: Statistical test results shows value the influence of intervention Thai massage with virgin coconut oil 5 times in 10 days duration 30 minutes to increase upper and lower extensibility muscle strength with a value of <0.05 (p = 0.000) and a decrease in the incidence of compressive injury risk value <0.05 (p = 0.000). Conclusion: The results of the study after being given complementary therapy increased the strength of the upper and lower extremity muscles and prevented the risk of pressure wounds in patients receiving therapy Thai massage with virgin coconut oil, so that the complementary therapies were effectively implemented for patients who experienced decreased motor status especially in stroke patients.