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PEDRAM RAZI S, VARAEI S, Kazemnejad A, bagheri F. The effect of foot reflexology massage on sleep quality in diabetic women type 2: a clinical study. Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2018; 26 (5)
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1813-en.html
1- Teharn medical university
2- Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics , Faculty of Medical Sciences,Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, IRAN.
3- Teharn medical university , fatemehbagheri817@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1262 Views)
Introduction: Sleep disturbances are one of the most important problems that diabetic patients face. On the other hand, the most commonly used treatment for sleep disorders in these patients is drug therapy. An uncomplicated and effective intervention for the resolution of disorders .Sleep is especially important in these patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of foot reflexology massage on the quality of sleep in type 2 diabetic women.
Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial that was performed on 54 type 2 diabetic women in Arak city in 1396. Patients were randomly divided into control and intervention groups. Before intervention, sleep quality questionnaire Pittsburgh was completed for patients in both groups. In the intervention group, foot reflexology was performed for 8 sessions (two days a week for 4 weeks) for 30 minutes (15 minutes per foot). After intervention, sleep quality questionnaire was completed for both patients. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 24 and descriptive and analytic assays.
Results: Reflexology massage showed a favorable improvement in sleep quality in the intervention group over time (P <0.001). Meanwhile, there was no significant difference in the quality of sleep in the control group (p> 0.05).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that using foot reflexology massage can improve the quality of sleep of type 2 diabetic women. Therefore, foot massage can be considered as a useful and effective intervention in improving the quality of sleep in type 2 diabetic women.
Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2017/10/20 | Accepted: 2017/11/18 | Published: 2017/12/5

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