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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904632/the-effect-of-reflexology-on-pain-perception-aspects-in-nurses-with-chronic-low-back-pain-in-isfahan
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Maryam Eghbali Babadi, Fatemeh Nazari, Reza Safari, Samere Abdoli
BACKGROUND: The most important part in experiencing and recognizing the threshold of pain is the perception of pain. Reflexology is a kind of complementary therapy which is rooted in the beliefs of the community. This study was aimed to determine the effect of reflexology on pain perception aspects in patients with chronic low back pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-blind clinical trial study was performed on 50 nurses with chronic low back pain, who were selected by convenient sampling and then randomly divided into the case and the control groups...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863610/exploring-the-body-through-reflexology-physical-behaviors-observed-during-application
#2
Neus Esmel-Esmel, Eudald Tomás-Esmel, Yolanda Aparicio Rollan, Irene Pérez Cáceres, Ma Jesús Montes-Muñoz, Maria Jimenez-Herrera
Recent studies on reflexology describe the appearance of different application-associated effects, attributed to a self-regulatory mechanism related to treatment efficacy. On the other hand, sleep is a physiological process of vital importance for health. Its main value lies in restoring the natural balance between neuronal centers. Among its associated behavioral characteristics are spontaneous movements and eye movements. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects that occur during application of reflexology and that are not described in the literature...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832718/mind-body-interventions-for-vasomotor-symptoms-in-healthy-menopausal-women-and-breast-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review
#3
Evgenia Stefanopoulou, Elizabeth Alice Grunfeld
Mind-body therapies are commonly recommended to treat vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats (HFNS). The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the available evidence to date for the efficacy of different mind-body therapies to alleviate HFNS in healthy menopausal women and breast cancer survivors. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified using seven electronic search engines, direct searches of specific journals and backwards searches through reference lists of related publications...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821154/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-attitudes-knowledge-and-use-among-surgeons-and-anaesthesiologists-in-hungary
#4
Sándor Árpád Soós, Norbert Jeszenői, Katalin Darvas, László Harsányi
BACKGROUND: Despite their worldwide popularity the question of using non-conventional treatments is a source of controversy among medical professionals. Although these methods may have potential benefits it presents a problem when patients use non-conventional treatments in the perioperative period without informing their attending physician about it and this may cause adverse events and complications. To prevent this, physicians need to have a profound knowledge about non-conventional treatments...
November 8, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763930/effects-of-reflexology-on-pain-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia
#5
Esra Akin Korhan, Meltem Uyar, Can Eyigör, Gülendam Hakverdioğlu Yönt, Leyla Khorshid
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of reflexology on pain intensity in patients with fibromyalgia, using an experimental repeated-measures design, and a convenience sample of 30 fibromyalgia inpatients. Thirty patients aged 18 to 70 years with fibromyalgia and hospitalized in the algology clinic were taken as a convenience sample. Patients received a total of 12 60-minute sessions of reflexology over a period of 6 consecutive weeks. Reflexology was carried out bilaterally on the hands and feet of patients at the reflex points relating to their pain at a suitable intensity and angle...
November 2016: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502815/the-effect-of-foot-reflexology-and-back-massage-on-hemodialysis-patients-fatigue-and-sleep-quality
#6
Kevser Sevgi Unal, Reva Balci Akpinar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness of foot reflexology and back massage on optimizing the sleep quality and reducing the fatigue of hemodialysis patients. METHODS: The study includes 105 volunteer patients who were registered at a private dialysis clinic and were receiving hemodialysis treatment. Foot reflexology and back massage were administered to the patients two times a week for four weeks. The Visual Analogue Scale for Fatigue and the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index were used to collect data...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502805/the-effect-of-foot-reflexology-applied-to-women-aged-between-40-and-60-on-vasomotor-complaints-and-quality-of-life
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Ebru Gozuyesil, Muruvvet Baser
PURPOSE: This study aims to identify the effects of foot reflexology applied to women on their vasomotor complaints and quality of life. METHODS: A randomised controlled study was conducted with 120 women. The experimental group received foot reflexology treatment, while the control group received nonspecific foot massage. RESULTS: The mean scores for hot flashes, sweats, and night sweats, were lower in the reflexology group than the control group after the practice; and the difference between the groups was statistically significant (p < 0...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501212/effect-of-reflexology-to-depressive-symptoms-in-women-with-overactive-bladder
#8
Yasemin Aydin, Ergul Aslan, Onay Yalcin
This study is to determine the effect of foot reflexology on the level of depression in women with OAB. Study findings included in the study showed foot reflexology as a part of OAB treatment relieved urinary and depressive symptoms and had a positive effect on quality of life.
September 2016: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27479023/integrative-therapies-for-women-with-a-high-risk-pregnancy-during-antepartum-hospitalization
#9
Merry L Schlegel, Jeanne L Whalen, Pilar M Williamsen
BACKGROUND: High-risk pregnancies that require lengthy hospitalization can cause anxiety and stress for pregnant women. Integrative medicine therapies may be beneficial for this population, but have not been widely studied. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate potential effects of acupuncture, guided imagery, Healing Touch, massage therapy, and reflexology on pain and anxiety of hospitalized pregnant women. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the effects of integrative medicine therapies was conducted; N = 554 individual therapies were provided to hospitalized women with high-risk pregnancies...
July 29, 2016: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27463943/influence-of-study-design-on-outcomes-following-reflexology-massage-an-integrative-and-critical-review-of-interventional-studies
#10
Andrew McVicar, Christina Greenwood, Carol Ellis, Chantelle LeForis
BACKGROUND: Interpretation of the efficacy of reflexology is hindered by inconsistent research designs and complicated by professional views that criteria of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)are not ideal to research holistic complementary and alternative medicine practice. The influence of research designs on study outcomes is not known. This integrative review sought to evaluate this possibility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-seven interventional studies (2000-2014) were identified; they had RCT or non-RCT design and compared reflexology outcomes against a control/comparison group...
September 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27357875/effect-of-foot-reflexology-and-olive-oil-foot-massageon-asthma-control
#11
Seemin Dashti, Mehraban Shahmari, Ahmad Mirzaaghazadeh, Mohammad Mirzaaghazadeh
BACKGROUND: There are some non-invasive and affordable treatments for asthma with fewer side effects, such as reflexology and olive oil foot massage in complementary and alternative medicine. There is a lack of studies regarding the efficacy of olive oil foot massage and reflexology for asthma control. This study was done to investigate the effect of foot reflexology and olive oil foot massage on asthma control. METHODS: This randomized controlled clinical trial study was performed in 2013 on 45 adult patients suffered from asthma...
2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27217231/women-s-experience-of-low-back-and-or-pelvic-pain-lbpp-during-pregnancy
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Ciara Close, Marlene Sinclair, Dianne Liddle, Julie Mc Cullough, Ciara Hughes
OBJECTIVE: to explore the experiences of women suffering low back and/or pelvic pain during pregnancy. DESIGN: a qualitative design using focus groups. Each group was recorded with a digital audio recorder and analysed using the Newell and Burnard framework for thematic analysis. SETTING: an urban maternity hospital. PARTICIPANTS: a self-selecting sample of 14 women who had taken part in a pilot randomised controlled trial investigating reflexology for pregnancyrelated low back and / or pelvic pain...
June 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27186197/the-effects-of-two-methods-of-reflexology-and-stretching-exercises-on-the-severity-of-restless-leg-syndrome-among-hemodialysis-patients
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Nahid Shahgholian, Shahrzad Khojandi Jazi, Jahangir Karimian, Mahboubeh Valiani
BACKGROUND: Restless leg syndrome prevalence is high among the patients undergoing hemodialysis. Due to several side effects of medicational treatments, the patients prefer non-medicational methods. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the effects of two methods of reflexology and stretching exercises on the severity of restless leg syndrome among patients undergoing hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a randomized clinical trial that was done on 90 qualified patients undergoing hemodialysis in selected hospitals of Isfahan, who were diagnosed with restless leg syndrome through standard restless leg syndrome questionnaire...
May 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27157950/use-of-reflexology-in-managing-secondary-lymphoedema-for-patients-affected-by-treatments-for-breast-cancer-a-feasibility-study
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Judith Whatley, Rachael Street, Sally Kay, Philip E Harris
PURPOSE: The aim of this feasibility study was to examine the use of reflexology lymphatic drainage (RLD) in the treatment of breast-cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL) with a view to further research. METHODS: An uncontrolled trial was conducted with 26 women who had developed lymphoedema in one arm following treatment for breast cancer. Changes in upper-limb volumes and in participant concerns and wellbeing were measured. Qualitative data were also collected. RESULTS: A significant reduction in the volume of the affected arm was identified at follow-up compared to baseline...
May 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27110699/withdrawn-nasal-saline-irrigations-for-the-symptoms-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#15
REVIEW
Richard J Harvey, Saiful Alam Hannan, Lydia Badia, Glenis Scadding
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27091583/the-effects-of-aromatherapy-massage-and-reflexology-on-pain-and-fatigue-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Zehra Gok Metin, Leyla Ozdemir
Nonpharmacologic interventions for symptom management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis are underinvestigated. Limited data suggest that aromatherapy massage and reflexology may help to reduce pain and fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of this study was to examine and compare the effects of aromatherapy massage and reflexology on pain and fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The study sample was randomly assigned to either an aromatherapy massage (n = 17), reflexology (n = 17) or the control group (n = 17)...
April 2016: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27030571/sensory-stimulation-for-persons-with-dementia-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
Benedicte S Strøm, Siri Ytrehus, Ellen-Karine Grov
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of available sensory stimulation interventions, and their effect on persons with dementia and to present theoretical and methodological characteristics of the studies included. BACKGROUND: Different sensory stimulation interventions are used for persons with dementia to increase alertness, reduce agitation and improve quality of life. However, the effect of these interventions is not clear, neither are their characteristics...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26956942/the-effect-of-reflexology-applied-to-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-on-dyspnea-and-fatigue
#18
Hatice Polat, Seher Ergüney
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of reflexology on reducing dyspnea and fatigue in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN/METHODS: The study was conducted as a pretest-posttest experimental design. The population of the study consisted of 60 patients (30 in experimental group and 30 in control group). Patient Description Form, Baseline Dyspnea Index (BDI) and Visual Analogue Scale-Fatigue (VAS-F) were used to collect the data...
March 9, 2016: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26910603/v-m-bekhterev-in-russian-child-science-1900s-1920s-objective-psychology-reflexology-as-a-scientific-movement
#19
Andy Byford
In the early 20(th) century the child population became a major focus of scientific, professional and public interest. This led to the crystallization of a dynamic field of child science, encompassing developmental and educational psychology, child psychiatry and special education, school hygiene and mental testing, juvenile criminology and the anthropology of childhood. This article discusses the role played in child science by the eminent Russian neurologist and psychiatrist Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev...
2016: Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26897450/effectiveness-of-integrating-individualized-and-generic-complementary-medicine-treatments-with-standard-care-versus-standard-care-alone-for-reducing-preoperative-anxiety
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Samuel Attias, Lital Keinan Boker, Zahi Arnon, Eran Ben-Arye, Ayala Bar'am, Gideon Sroka, Ibrahim Matter, Mostafa Somri, Elad Schiff
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Preoperative anxiety is commonly reported by people undergoing surgery. A significant number of studies have found a correlation between preoperative anxiety and post-operative morbidity. Various methods of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) were found to be effective in alleviating preoperative anxiety. This study examined the relative effectiveness of various individual and generic CAM methods combined with standard treatment (ST) in relieving preoperative anxiety, in comparison with ST alone...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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