Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar Proceedings, Proceedings of the 1st Alauddin Health and Medical International Conference

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The Effect of Java Massage Towards the Quality of Life Child With Asthma
Retno Puji Hastuti, Kodri Kodri

Last modified: 2022-09-30


Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract with symptoms of recurring cough, wheezing and shortness of breath. Impaired lung effectiveness generally causes the quality of life of children with asthma is lower than normal children. One of the roles of parents is care with complementary, such as massage to improve blood circulation and stimulates the production of endorphin hormones to cause a sense of comfort and relax in the muscles, reduce stress, and increase the immunity of the child's body. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Javanese massage on the quality of life of children with asthma. Method: This is quantitative research with a quasi-experimental with pre and post-test design to determine differences in the average value of quality of life of children before and after the Javanese massage. The population was children suffering from asthma in the Bandar Lampung Region. Samples were counted with 16 consecutive sampling techniques. Data put by interview using the PedsQL questionnaire. The equipment used VCD Java massage tutorial, massage kit, asthma treatment lifted, cellular phone, and logbook format. Data analyzed with paired T-test. The results of the study showed a significant difference in Physical Function (p-value= 0.004); Psychic Function (p-value = 0.012); and the quality of life of an asthmatic child (p-value= 0.000). Javanese massage can be used as a complementary and modalitas therapy for the prevention, and to improve quality of life an asthmatic child.

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