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Rigi F, shahnavazi M, Feizi A, Adineh H, Malekraisi noushirvan S. THE EFFECT OF REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE ON THE FATIGUE SEVERITY IN WOMEN WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. Nurs Midwifery J. 2017; 14 (11) :926-933
URL: http://unmf.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-2989-en.html
1- Iranshar University of Medical Sciences
2- Urmia University of Medical Sciences , f.rigi2011@gmail.com
3- Zahedan University of Medical Sciences
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Background & Aims: Fatigue is one of the most common signs in Multiple Sclerosis that can cause undesirable consequences. This research aims to investigate the effects of reflexology massage on patients fatigue severity in women with Multiple Sclerosis.

Materials & Methods: This study is an Experimental study was performed on 52 patients with multiple sclerosis. Data collection instruments included a demographic questionnaire, and fatigue severity scale for Fatigue.

Participants were randomly assigned into two groups of experimental and control by minimization method. In the experimental group, reflexology was performed within Four weeks, three weeks for 30 minutes while the control group received medical treatment as directed by a physician. Data were collected through fatigue severity scale before, and one month after intervention in both groups. Data analysis was performed by Spss version 22 using descriptive and inferential statistic.

Results: Mean score of fatigue in the experimental group before intervention was 49/2 ± 4/3 and after intervention was 29/8 ± 4/41. Results showed that there was a statistically significant difference between fatigue scores in the experimental group before and after the intervention (p <0.0001) But there was no significant difference in the control group (p = 0.003).

Conclusion: Reflexology massage has an effect on Multiple Sclerosis of women’s fatigue. Therefore, the amount of fatigue after the massage has been less than the fatigue before it. As a result, this intervention as an action can reduce fatigue with the aim of peace and health promotion in Multiple Sclerosis women.

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