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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141

Abstract

BESSA, José Henrique do Nascimento et al. Reiki effect on subjective well-being: experimental study. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.48, pp.408-428.  Epub Oct 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/eglobal.16.4.259141.

Objective

Evaluate the effect of Reiki on subjective well-being of people seeking this therapy.

Methods

Experimental study conducted with 60 subjects were allocated to intervention (Reiki) and control groups (induction concentration without energy manipulation). We used the Escala de Bem-Estar Subjetivo, which had the mean scores of its three dimensions - life satisfaction, positive affect and negative affect - compared between groups by submitting them to the Student's t test with level 5 % of statistical significance.

Results

After follow-up of 21 days and submitted to three therapeutic sessions, Reiki enhanced the positive affect scale (p = 0,01) of indivuduals without, however, influence negative affect dimensions and life satisfaction of subjective well-being.

Conclusion

Reiki enhances the positive effect of subjective well-being of people seeking this therapy.

Keywords : Complementary therapies; Therapeutic touch; Subjective well-being; Epidemiology experimental.

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