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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : The Nursing Journal of India .
Source : The Nursing Journal of India, Volume CVII, Number 4 (2016)
Campus : Kochi
School : College of Nursing
Department : Medical Surgical Nursing
Year : 2016
Abstract : A single group quasi-experimental study was conducted among 40 women on the flrst day after they underwent mastectomy. Subjects were selected by convenience sampling technique. A single sessionfoot reflexology was administered among post-mastectomy women. Pain was assessed at baseline, post-test I (immediately after foot reflexology) and post-test II (30 minutes after foot reflexology). The findings revealed that there was a statistically significant difference between the pain scores at baseline and both the post-tests (t (39) = 2.9, p <0.05 and t ,(39)= - 4.418, p < 0.05). A statistically significant reduction in physiologic parameters was also observed from the baseline (systolic BP at post-test I (t(39) = 2.470, p < 0.05).
Cite this Research Publication : Nivya L., Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and Anu K., “Foot reflexology as an add on intervention on pain among women having undergone mastectomy”, The nursing Journal of India, vol. CVII, 2016.