The effect of hand reflexology on anxiety in patients undergoing coronary angiography: A single-blind randomized controlled trial

Mobini-Bidgoli, M. and Taghadosi, M. and Gilasi, H. and Farokhian, A. (2017) The effect of hand reflexology on anxiety in patients undergoing coronary angiography: A single-blind randomized controlled trial. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 27. pp. 31-36.

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Abstract

Background This study aimed to evaluate effects of hand reflexology on anxiety level in coronary angiography patients. Materials and methods This clinical trial recruited 80 eligible patients >6 months. The patients were randomly assigned to receive routine care plus either hand reflexology or a simple hand massage. Data were collected using the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Both groups' anxiety levels were measured before (T0) and 30 min (T1) and 1 h after the intervention (T2). Findings The mean anxiety level in the intervention group decreased from 57.54 at baseline to 55.47 after the intervention (P = 0.0001). The values in the control group were 54.27 and 51.4, respectively. The two groups had statistically significant differences in the mean scores of anxiety at T0 and T1 (P = 0.003), T1 and T2, and T0 and T2 (P = 0.0001). Conclusion Hand reflexology could effectively decrease anxiety in coronary angiography patients.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Nursing - Medical Surgical
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 15:44
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 15:44
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2985

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