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Appl Nurs Res. 2003 Nov;16(4):284-6.

The effect of foot reflexology on pain in patients with metastatic cancer.

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East Carolina School of Nursing, Greenville, NC 27858-4353, USA. stephensonn@mail.ecu.edu

Abstract

Thirty-six oncology inpatients participated in this third pilot study investigating the effects of foot reflexology in which equianalgesic dosing was calculated. Foot reflexology was found to have a positive immediate effect for patients with metastatic cancer who report pain, although there was no statistically significant effect at 3 hours after intervention or at 24 hours after intervention. Further study is suggested for foot reflexology delivered by family in the homes for management of cancer pain.

PMID:
14608562
DOI:
10.1016/j.apnr.2003.08.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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