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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2009 Oct;39(5):662-72. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2009.39.5.662.

[Effects of self-foot reflexology on stress, fatigue and blood circulation in premenopausal middle-aged women].

[Article in Korean]

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Department of Nursing, Songwon College, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study was to examine the effects of self-foot reflexology on stress, fatigue and blood circulation in premenopausal middle-aged women.

METHODS:

A quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group, pretest-posttest design was used. Participants were 59 premenopausal, middle-aged women in their 40s and 60s living in G city: 30 in the experiment group and 29 in the control group. Data were collected from May to August 2008. Self-foot reflexology was performed three times a week for 6 weeks for 40 min at each session.

RESULTS:

The results showed that self-foot reflexology was effective in reducing perceived stress and fatigue and helped blood circulation in premenopausal middle-aged women.

CONCLUSION:

Self-foot reflexology may be an effective nursing intervention in reducing perceived stress and fatigue and in improving blood circulation.

PMID:
19901496
DOI:
10.4040/jkan.2009.39.5.662
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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