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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326899/prevalence-and-predictors-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-non-pharmacological-interventions-use-for-menopausal-symptoms-within-the-uk-collaborative-trial-of-ovarian-cancer-screening
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A Gentry-Maharaj, C Karpinskyj, C Glazer, M Burnell, K Bailey, S Apostolidou, A Ryan, A Lanceley, L Fraser, I Jacobs, M S Hunter, U Menon
OBJECTIVES: The negative publicity about menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) has led to increased use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and non-pharmacological interventions (NPI) for menopausal symptom relief. We report on the prevalence and predictors of CAM/NPI among UK postmenopausal women. METHOD: Postmenopausal women aged 50-74 years were invited to participate in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). A total of 202 638 women were recruited and completed a baseline questionnaire...
March 22, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216951/a-qualitative-insight-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicines-used-by-hypertensive-patients
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Inas Rifaat Ibrahim, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem, Haydar F Al Tukmagi
BACKGROUND: The self-treatment with complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) in chronic diseases is portraying an expanding trend worldwide. Yet, little is known concerning patients' motives to use CAM in the control of blood pressure. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the self-use of CAM in the management of hypertension and explore patients' attitudes, perceived benefits, and disclosure to the physician. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A qualitative technique was adopted and face-to-face interviews, using a validated interview guide, were carried out among twenty hypertensive patients...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176423/effects-of-foot-massage-applied-2-different-methods-on-symptom-control-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-randomized-control-trial
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Neşe Uysal, Sevinç Kutlutürkan, Işıl Uğur
This randomized controlled clinical study aimed to determine the effect of 2 foot massage methods on symptom control in people with colorectal cancer who received chemoradiotherapy. Data were collected between June 16, 2015, and February 10, 2016, in the Department of Radiation Oncology of an oncology training and research hospital. The sample comprised 60 participants. Data were collected using an introductory information form, common terminology criteria for adverse events and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaires C30 and CR29...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156432/the-effect-of-reflexology-on-quality-of-life-in-iranian-patients-with-breast-cancer
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90 Background: Breast cancer is one the most prevalent cancers among Iranian women. One of the complementary therapies is reflexology. The extant paper has been provided with the objective of determining the effect of reflexology on quality of life of patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy in the breast disease center. METHODS: This study is a randomized clinical trial which has been applied to 60 patients suffering from breast cancer under chemotherapy in breast diseases center, in 2012...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150504/acupuncture-and-reflexology-for-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-breast-cancer
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Idan Ben-Horin, Peretz Kahan, Larisa Ryvo, Moshe Inbar, Shahar Lev-Ari, Ravit Geva
BACKGROUND: Treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), which affects approximately 30% to 40% of patients treated with neuropathy-causing agents, is mainly symptomatic. Currently available interventions are of little benefit. STUDY DESIGN: This study was conducted as a retrospective analysis of the efficacy of acupuncture and reflexology in alleviating CIPN in breast cancer patients. METHODS: Medical records of 30 consecutive breast cancer patients who received both chemotherapy and treatment for CIPN according to our Acupuncture and Reflexology Treatment for Neuropathy (ART-N) protocol between 2011 and 2012 were reviewed...
February 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122157/fidelity-scorecard-evaluation-of-a-caregiver-delivered-symptom-management-intervention
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Dawn Frambes, Rebecca Lehto, Alla Sikorskii, Irena Tesnjak, Barbara Given, Gwen Wyatt
AIM: To evaluate and quantify the intervention fidelity of a symptom management protocol through implementation of a scorecard, using an exemplar study of caregiver-delivered reflexology for people with breast cancer. BACKGROUND: Studies on caregiver-delivered symptom management interventions seldom include adequate information on protocol fidelity, contributing to potentially suboptimal provision of the therapeutic intervention, hindering reproducibility and generalizability of the results...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032074/comparing-the-effect-of-foot-reflexology-massage-foot-bath-and-their-combination-on-quality-of-sleep-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ali Rahmani, Mahdi Naseri, Mohammad Mahdi Salaree, Batool Nehrir
Introduction: Many patients in coronary care unit (CCU) suffer from decreased sleep quality caused by environmental and mental factors. This study compared the efficacy of foot reflexology massage, foot bath, and a combination of them on the quality of sleep of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: This quasi-experimental study was implemented on ACS patients in Iran. Random sampling was used to divide the patients into four groups of 35 subjects. The groups were foot reflexology massage, foot bath, a combination of the two and the control group...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006739/participatory-action-inquiry-using-baccalaureate-nursing-students-the-inclusion-of-integrative-health-care-modalities-in-nursing-core-curriculum
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Roxane Raffin Chan, Michelle Schaffrath
Nurses, nursing educators and students support the inclusion of integrative health care (IHC) into nursing core curriculum as a way to create nurses who deliver nursing care to the full extent of their scope of practice and advance evidenced based IHC. Because of the holistic nature of IHC modalities, research to investigate appropriate teaching strategies and potential efficacy of learning IHC in the baccalaureate core curriculum requires a holistic approach. Therefore a phenomenological exploration using participatory action inquiry was conducted at a large Midwestern university...
January 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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
#16
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
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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...
November 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
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REVIEW
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
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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
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