Volume 2, Number 4 (3-2013)                   cmja 2013, 2(4): 279-290 | Back to browse issues page


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taghizadeh P, hekmatpou D, rahzani K, Kazerani H, Rafiei M. Comparing of the effect of reflexive and stroke massages on physiologic indices in patients with MI. cmja. 2013; 2 (4) :279-290
URL: http://cmja.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-156-en.html

PhD in Nursing Arak University of Medical Sciences , dr_hekmat@arakmu.ac.ir
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  Introduction : Nowadays in many countries “massage” is considered   as an important part of nursing care and in many clinical situations it is used as complementary treatment for stress reduction. This study with the goal of comparing of reflexive and stroke massages on physiologic indices in patients with MI was performed.

  Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was performed in 2012 on 105 patients who were randomly assigned into three groups: reflexive massage, stroke massage and control groups (each with 35 patients). In the intervention groups each patient took massages for 15 minutes in morning and afternoon in one day. Vital signs and arterial O2 saturation were measured before and after the massage by blood pressure cuff, thermometer, and pulse oxymeter. Paired T test and X2 test were used to analyze data.

  Results: The stroke massage produced significant difference between arterial O2 saturation levels (p =0.002) and temperature rates (p =0.017) in morning and afternoon in a day . Reflexive massage as well, causing significant difference between the mean of heart rate and temperature rates in morning and afternoon in a day (P= 0.001) . No significant differences in physiologic indices were seen in control group.

  Conclusion: Results showed that both massages were effective on vital signs, but stroke massage besides effect on vital signs of the patients, had a positive effect on their arterial O2 saturations, so doing this massages on these patients is recommended.

   

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