Effects of a Beauty Massage Therapy Program on Cognitive Functions and Psychological Factors in the Elderly

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Su-Jeong Ryu, Myung-Sun Lee

Abstract

Background/Objectives: This study analyzed the effects of a beauty massage therapy program on elderly peoples cognitive functions and psychological factors for the purpose of providing some empirical data conducive to the future applicability of beauty therapies to programs benefiting the leisure life of the elderly.


Methods/Statistical analysis: For the purpose of this study, 46 senior citizens aged 65 or over participated in an 8-week beauty therapy program, where each weekly session lasted for 120 minutes. The program consisted of hand, foot and face massages. The MMSE-DS(Mini-Mental State Examination-Dementia Screening) for cognitive function testing, GDS (Geriatric Depression Scale) Short Form, and a psychological well-being scale were used as measurement instruments was verified with Cronbachs ?. To verify the pretest-posttest effects on cognitive functions and psychological factors, a t-test was conducted.


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Improvements/Applications: we propose the development of an independent beauty therapy program and empirical research other than beauty massage therapy.

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Su-Jeong Ryu, Myung-Sun Lee. (2021). Effects of a Beauty Massage Therapy Program on Cognitive Functions and Psychological Factors in the Elderly. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 1015 - 1020. Retrieved from http://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/207
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