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J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017 Jul;21(3):565-568. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.08.009. Epub 2016 Aug 24.

Effect of therapeutic Swedish massage on anxiety level and vital signs of Intensive Care Unit patients.

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1
Department of Physiotherapy, Communication Sciences & Disorders and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
2
Department of Physiotherapy, Communication Sciences & Disorders and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address: carolfu@usp.br.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate how Swedish massage affects the level of anxiety and vital signs of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients.

METHODS:

Quasi-experimental study.

INCLUSION CRITERIA:

ICU patients, 18-50 years old, cooperative, respiratory and hemodynamic stable, not under invasive mechanical ventilation.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

allergic to massage oil, vascular or orthopedic post-operative, skin lesions, thrombosis, fractures. A 30-min Swedish massage was applied once.

VARIABLES:

arterial pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, S-STAI questionnaire. Timing of evaluation: pre-massage, immediately post-massage, 30 min post-massage. Comparison: T-test, corrected by Bonferroni method, level of significance of 5%, confidence interval of 95%.

RESULTS:

48 patients included, 30 (62.5%) female, mean age 55.46 (15.70) years old. Mean S-STAI pre-massage: 42.51 (9.48); immediately post-massage: 29.34 (6.37); 30 min post-massage: 32.62 (8.56), p < 0.001 for all comparison. Mean vital signs achieved statistical significance between pre-massage and immediately post-massage.

CONCLUSION:

Swedish massage reduced anxiety of ICU patients immediately and 30 min post-massage. Vital signs were reduced immediately post-massage.

KEYWORDS:

Anxiety; Intensive Care Units; Massage

PMID:
28750965
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.08.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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