The Effect of Reiki Applicatıon on Sleep and Qualıty of Life in Epılepsy Patıents

Ataturk University (Other)
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Study Description

Brief Summary

After the general period of positive social adjustments, epilepsy is in a high life cycle to control seizures. During seizures in epilepsy, patients' quality of life and antiepileptic life span can be seen in daily life such as daily life and daily awakenings.

Reiki, which has been proven by studies in health problems such as fatigue and pain; an energy that can be unblocked or applied in a non-applicable way can benefit from a therapy that can be applied by touch or remotely, without negative effects. In the literature, reiki applied to epilepsy patients has sleep and quality of life. This thesis is planned to do research on sleep and living areas of reiki applied to epilepsy patients.

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
  • Behavioral: sleep

Detailed Description

This research; It will be carried out on a voluntary basis with the treatment of 60 patients with epilepsy, 30 of which will be tested, 30 of which will be comprehensive, from the University of Fır Hospital Neurology Clinic Polyclinic and those over 18 years of age, who can communicate adequately, who have psychiatric problems, who are in the last six body mind, who can control the phone, who will come to the scale, who will come to sleep. The study will be a pretest-posttest controlled group study. Data; Patient Information Form will be collected with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Scale, Quality of Life in Epilepsy Scale. The control method will not interfere. If we try, first the application places and the way of doing it will be shown. Administration through 4 weeks, first consecutive week; 1 session face-to-face 30-45 minutes, then 3 sessions of 21 minutes of training, 2 sessions of 21 minutes of training in the other 3 training courses, a total of 4 weeks 10. For face-to-face reiki; A room will be used inside the hospital. Reiki to 7 different chakras to be taken in the first session. For the other sessions, before the application, all will be called and informed about the reiki will be sent, and then he will apply reiki from a distance for 21 minutes by using the training and reiki symbols. The scales will be reapplied by the researcher, either face to face or face to face, during the experiment and 4 weekends to be controlled. Finally, there will be a significant difference between the pretest and the son test.

Study Design

Study Type:
Anticipated Enrollment :
60 participants
Intervention Model:
Sequential Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
Single (Participant)
Masking Description:
Single (Participant) sleep, life quality
Primary Purpose:
Supportive Care
Official Title:
The Effect of Reiki Applicatıon on Sleep and Qualıty of Life in Epılepsy Patıents
Actual Study Start Date :
Nov 11, 2022
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Feb 25, 2023
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Apr 30, 2023

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
Experimental: Experimental:

reiki will be aplicated

Behavioral: sleep
Other Names:
  • life quality
  • No Intervention: Control

    Routine maintenance will be applied.

    Outcome Measures

    Primary Outcome Measures

    1. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index [1 hours later]

      The Pitssburgh sleep quality index, developed by Buysse et al. in 1989, is used to evaluate the quality of sleep, the amount of sleep, the presence and severity of sleep disorders in the last month. Agargun et al. They adapted PUKI to Turkish in 1996.There are seven components in the scale. These; subjective sleep quality (component 1), sleep latency (component 2), sleep duration (component 3), habitual sleep efficiency (component 4), sleep disturbance (component 5), use of sleeping pills (component 6) and daytime dysfunction (component 3) 7) stop. The evaluation score of each item is between 0-3, and the total score obtained at the end of the evaluation is between 0-21. A total score of 5 and less than 5 defines good sleep, and a total score of more than 5 defines poor sleep

    2. Quality of Life Scale in Epilepsy [1 hours later]

      The Quality of Life Scale for Patients with Epilepsy was developed by Vickrey et al. in 1993. Mollaoğlu et al. carried out the validity and reliability studies of this scale in Turkey in 2015. The scale includes 7 sub-dimensions. These sub-dimensions are; anxiety about seizures (5 items), effects of drugs (3 items), energy/fatigue (4 items), emotional well-being (5 items), cognitive function (6 items), social function (5 items), total quality of life (2 items) ) and an additional item that evaluates the total health status, a total of 31 items. Scale scoring is in the range of 0-100. High score indicates higher quality of life

    Eligibility Criteria


    Ages Eligible for Study:
    18 Years to 75 Years
    Sexes Eligible for Study:
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
    • be over 18 years old

    • Ability to communicate adequately

    • Absence of psychiatric problems

    • Not having received body-mind therapy (yoga, reiki, massage, meditation) in the last six months

    • Volunteering to participate in the research

    • Own a phone

    • Having a scale score of greater than 5 according to the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Scale

    • Not using sleeping pills 4.4.2. Exclusion Criteria from Research

    • being under the age of 18

    • Having trouble communicating

    • Having a psychiatric problem

    • Having received body-mind therapy (yoga, reiki, massage, meditation) in the last six months

    • Not being willing to participate in the research

    • Not having a phone

    • Having a scale score of less than and/or equal to 5 on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Scale

    • Using sleeping pills

    Contacts and Locations


    Site City State Country Postal Code
    1 Gülcan B Turan Elazığ Merkez Turkey 23100

    Sponsors and Collaborators

    • Ataturk University


    None specified.

    Study Documents (Full-Text)

    None provided.

    More Information


    None provided.
    Responsible Party:
    gülcan bahcecioğlu, Principal Investigator, Ataturk University Identifier:
    Other Study ID Numbers:
    • 2022/30-34
    First Posted:
    Dec 2, 2022
    Last Update Posted:
    Dec 12, 2022
    Last Verified:
    Dec 1, 2022
    Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
    Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
    Additional relevant MeSH terms:

    Study Results

    No Results Posted as of Dec 12, 2022