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Title: Benefits of laughter-inducing and humor nursing interventions in people undergoing haemodialysis
Authors: Macedo, Maria Alejandra
Sighi, Violeta
José, Helena Maria Guerreiro
Antunes, Ana Vanessa
Valentim, Olga de Sousa
Sousa, Luís Manuel Mota
Keywords: Laughter Therapy
Wit and Humor as Topic
Humor Therapy
Chronic Kidney Disease
Issue Date: 30-Dec-2019
Publisher: Associação Amigos Grande Idade
Citation: Macedo, M.A., Sighi, V., José, H.M., Antunes, A.V., Valentim, O. S., & Sousa, L.M.M. (2019). Benefits of laughter-inducing and humor nursing interventions in people undergoing haemodialysis. Journal Aging and Innovation, 8(3), 4-20.
Abstract: Objective: To know the health and welfare benefits of Laughter-inducing and humor nursing interventions in people with CKD undergoing haemodialysis. Methods: Systematic Review of Literature (RSL). The research was conducted between November 2018 and May 2019. Articles were selected through the Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS) and EBSCOhost databases, whose research was complemented by Google Scholar. Articles published between 2014 and 2019 were searched and articles published with the Portuguese, English and Spanish language were used as criteria for inclusion, articles available with full text, referring to elderly / elderly people undergoing haemodialysis, which included primary experimental studies and quasi-experimental and that use as intervention humor, laughter-inducing therapy. Results: Five articles were selected, with quasi-experimental studies showing the control and reduction of blood pressure, the quality of life, the promotion of well-being (happiness and satisfaction with life in general), the reduction of depression, stress and anxiety and increased sense of humor are the main benefits of laughter-inducing and humor nursing interventions. Conclusion: Laughter-inducing and humor nursing interventions have benefits in the health and well-being of people undergoing haemodialysis and help them cope with disease and treatment
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