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koomesh 2018, 20(3): 469-477 Back to browse issues page
Effect of foot reflexology massage on physiological indices in patients with acute myocardial infarction
Saeedeh Sayari , Monir Nobahar * , Raheb Ghorbani
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Introduction: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is of particular importance within the range of cardiovascular diseases. AMI is accompanied by changes in physiological indicators that can put patients at risk. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of foot reflexology massage on physiological indicators in patients with AMI.
Materials and Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial, sampling methods was purposeful and group assignment was done randomly in coronary care unit at Shahid Rajaei hospital, Karaj. Ninety patients with AMI were assigned in three experimental, placebo and control groups. Foot reflexology intervention was done on three consecutive days, each time 20 minutes. Physiological indicators including vital sign, blood oxygen saturation and cardiac rhythm were recorded before, immediately after and 20 minutes later for each group.
Results: In three periods, the percentage of blood oxygen saturation in experimental group was increasing (P <0.001), but there was no significant difference between the placebo and control groups. Incremental changes in blood oxygen saturation immediately and 20 minutes after intervention were significantly different from the pre-intervention in three groups. In all cases, the increase in the intervention group was higher (P <0.001). But these changes were not significant in 20 minutes after the procedure in compare to the immediately after intervention in three groups. Changes in vital sign and cardiac rhythm were not significantly different between the three groups in different times.
Conclusion: These findings indicate that foot reflexology massage increased blood oxygen saturation. Therefore, it is recommended to use this simple and cost effective method to improve oxygenation in patients with AMI
Keywords: Acute Infarction, Massage, Foot, Vital Signs, Oximetry, Reflexology.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/03/7 | Accepted: 2018/03/19 | Published: 2018/06/22
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Sayari S, Nobahar M, Ghorbani R. Effect of foot reflexology massage on physiological indices in patients with acute myocardial infarction. koomesh. 2018; 20 (3) :469-477
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