Pengaruh Walking Morning Exercise Terhadap Peningkatan Kualitas Tidur pada Lansia

Anisah Oktaviatama, Dita Mirawati, Cahyo Setiawan


Physiological and psychological problems can arise from sleep disorders. The majority of older people experience a decrease in sleep quality with age, so it is necessary to do morning physical activity such as walking to improve sleep quality. Objective: To determine whether walking in the morning exercise can improve older people's sleep quality. Methods: It was a quantitative research with a quasi-experimental type using a one-group pre and post-test design. The sample consisted of 28 respondents selected by purposive sampling. Measurement of sleep quality using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) questionnaire to evaluate a person's sleep quality. The walking morning exercise intervention was carried out thrice a week for up to 4 weeks. Results: Wilcoxon test for bivariate analysis showed a significance level of 0.008 (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Walking in the morning exercise improves sleep quality in older people.

Keywords:  older people, sleep quality, walking morning exercise

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