Paper Information

Journal:   YAFTEH   WINTER 2016 , Volume 17 , Number 4 (66); Page(s) 92 To 98.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF MASSAGE THERAPY ON RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME

 
 
Author(s):  MIRNASURI RAHIM*, SABZEVARI SAHAR
 
* UNIVERSITY OF LORESTAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a kind of mal-movement which is identified by too much movement of the feet during rest. Although a host of scientific resources have pointed to the significant effect of massage on this disease, no well-designed study to date has explored the efficiency of massage on the RLS.
Materials and methods: This study adopted a quasi-experimental design with pre-and post-test. Two groups served as the participants of the study. Experimental group received treatment, while control group received no intervention. Both groups were pre- and post-tested. The participants were 300 male and female students (at higher education centers of Lorestan province), whose age ranged from 18 to 30 years. Also, their height ranged from 155-1990, while their weight was 55-85 kg. A researcher-made questionnaire, including multiple-choice questions associated with RLS which show gravity of the mal-movement on a four-point Likert scale from very weak to very strong. T-test was used for data analysis.
Results: The results of the study showed that a period of massage therapy had a significant effect on tingling therapy on the foot, the foot throbbing, burning feet, the sudden jump feet, sleep the sleep quality.
Conclusion: The current study revealed that performing a massage-therapy protocol have a significant effect on reducing the symptoms of RLS.

 
Keyword(s): MASSAGE THERAPY, RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME (RLS)
 
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