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The Effect of Hydrotherapy on Depression Conditions in Patients with Mental Disorders

Journal: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Publications (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 1-3

Keywords : Hydrotherapy; depression; mental disorder.;

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Depression is a mood disorder that form display symptoms that indicate the presence of affective dysfunction, emotions, thoughts and general activities. Hydrotherapy can be used for treatment of psychological conditions such as depression. This study aims to determine the effect of hydrotherapy towards depression condition in patients with mental disorders. The study design was “quasy experimental pre-post test with control group”. The population was all mental patients with depression in psychiatric wards at Banyumas Hospital. Research subjects taken by total sampling technique, totaling 30 patients were divided 15 patients in the intervention and 15 control group patients. The intervention group received hydrotherapy treatment. Analysis of the data is by pair t-test. The results showed a significant difference in depression scores before and after treatment in the intervention group (p value 0.138). The study recommended that hydrotherapy can be used as one of the treatment of patients with mental disorders with depression to support medical and nursing therapy.

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