The Effect of Chair Yoga with Spiritual Intervention on the Life Satisfaction of Older Adults

Yoga Kertapati, Junaiti Sahar, Astuti Yuni Nursasi, Diyan Mutyah

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Introduction: Life satisfaction is a condition of individual happiness as a conceptualization of well-being to fulfil needs, goals, expectations, and desire according to the standards. The aging process accompanied by degenerative changes in older adults is also one of the factors causing dissatisfaction in the older adults. Life dissatisfaction has an impact on the quality of life of older adults. This study aims to investigate the effect of chair yoga with spiritual intervention on the life satisfaction of older adults. Methods: This quasi-experimental study employed a pre-test and post-test design using a control group. The study involved an intervention group of 42 respondents and control group of a further 42 respondents. The sample was selected using multistage random sampling. The data were analyzed using a t-test. Results: The results of the study show that the mean score for intervention group was higher (p=0.000). Furthermore, the mean score for life satisfaction after the intervention was significantly higher than for the control group (p=0.000). Conclusion: It is concluded that the use of chair yoga with spiritual intervention is a useful preventive measure to increase life satisfaction in older adults. The study also suggests that this form of intervention should be considered as a complementary nursing therapeutic practice for older adults in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-66
Number of pages7
JournalMalaysian Journal of Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


  • Chair Yoga
  • Life Satisfaction
  • OlderAdults
  • Spiritual


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