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  1. Orsal, Ozlem PhD
  2. Alparslan, Guler Balc PhD[latin dotless i]
  3. Ozkaraman, Ayse MD
  4. Sonmez, Nese BN


The aim of this study was to determine the effect of relaxation exercises on quality of sleep of the elderly people staying in a nursing home. Control group had 44 elderly persons and the intervention group had 20 elderly persons in a nursing home. Quality of sleep in the intervention group increased statistically (P = .000). The elderly people should be encouraged to perform relaxation exercises.