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Psychiatr Danub. 2015 Mar;27(1):44-9.

Effects of massage on the anxiety of patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention.

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Department of Physical Education, Changzhou Campus of Hohai University, Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China,



This study aimed to explore the effects of massage on the state anxiety of patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).


In accordance with the principle of the minimum allocation of imbalance index for comparability, a total of 117 cases that were ready to receive PCI were divided into two groups (59 in the intervention group and 58 in the control group). The patients in the control group received routine care, whereas the patients in the observation group were given massage intervention. The state anxiety, heart rate, and blood pressure of the two groups were observed and compared.


Massage treatments reduced the emergency response and level of anxiety of cardiovascular patients before PCI. The post-intervention blood pressure, heart rate, and pain score of the intervention group were significantly better than those of the control group (P<0.05).


Health professionals should pay attention to and strengthen the exploration of the effects of reasonable care intervention mode under PCI to promote the physical and mental health of patients, as well as improve their medical care satisfaction.

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