Comparing the effect of metatarsus and ankle reflexology massage on patients’ state anxiety after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : September 26, 2013, 6 (4); e7022
October 30, 2013
Article Type: Correction
August 22, 2016
September 30, 2013
A A, Rezaee
M , Heydarpour
M. Comparing the effect of metatarsus and ankle reflexology massage on patients’ state anxiety after coronary artery bypass graft surgery,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Anxiety is a common phenomenon after all the surgeries. Anxiety increases metabolism, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal activity and decreases immunity. Complementary methods such as; reflexology massage are interventions that due to their simplicity and lack of need to specialists are used for patients. This study was done with the aim of “comparing the effect of metatarsus and ankle reflexology massage on patients’ anxiety”.
Methods: In this clinical trial, the research society included men and women undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in Imam Ali hospital of Kermanshah that were randomly assigned to one of the three metatarsus, ankle reflexology massage and control groups in 2012.
Anxiety is measured through Spileburge’s State Anxiety Standard questionnaire; SPSS16 software, Kruskal Wallis, ANOVA and Man-Whitney tests were used for data analysis.
Results: Anxiety was decreased after using metatarsus and ankle reflexology massage. There was significant difference between state anxiety mean scores in control group and metatarsus reflexology massage group and also between control group and ankle reflexology massage group in the first day (p<0.001).
Conclusions: Metatarsus and ankle reflexology massage are effective in decreasing state anxiety in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Therefore it is recommended to use these complementary methods for decreasing anxiety.
Metatarsus reflexology massage Ankle reflexology massage Anxiety Coronary artery bypass graft surgery
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