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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE NURSING (IJCCN)   SUMMER 2009 , Volume 2 , Number 2; Page(s) 51 To 54.
 
Paper: 

EFFECT OF FOOT REFLEXOLOGY ON STERNOTOMY PAIN AFTER CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT SURGERY

 
 
Author(s):  SADEGHI SHERMEH M., BOZORGZAD P.*, GHAFOURIAN A.R., EBADI A., RAZMJOUEI N., AFZALI MAHBOUBEH, AZIZI AZIM
 
* FACULTY OF NURSING, IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Aims: This study was to investigate the effect of foot reflexology on sternotomy pain of patients' undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Methods: In a quasi-experimental study, 90 patients randomly divided into three groups of case, control and placebo. The reflexology group received a 10-minute right foot massage in desired location, twice a day with 6-hours interval for 2 consecutive days. The placebo group undertook a 10-minute left foot massage and the control group received no intervention. Only at the time mentioned, the amount of visual analogue scale was measured.
Results: The mean of pain intensity before and after intervention in three groups had a significant difference (p<0.001). Average of pain intensity in the case group before the intervention was 6.4(±2.1) and after intervention was 3.4(±5.1). The mean of pain intensity in control group before and after intervention was respectively 5.1(±1.7) and 5(±1.9). Independent T-test showed a significant reduction in intensity of preoperative pain between case and control groups (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Foot reflexology appears to be a useful method for reducing sternotomy pain in patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

 
Keyword(s): FOOT REFLEXOLOGY, STERNOTOMY PAIN, CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT (CABG), COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
 
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