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THE EFFECT OF FOOT REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE ON SEVERITY OF PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN
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  The effect of foot reflexology massage on severity of pain in patients with chronic low back pain

  

  Rezvaniamin M [1] , Sirati nir M [2] , Ebadi A [3] , Sadeghi M, Moradian T [4] *

  

  Received: 20 Sep, 2012 Accepted: 21 Nov, 2012

  

  Abstract

  Background & Aims : Low back pain has negative effects on different aspects of the patient’s li fe . Thus there are different methods for relieving low back pain. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of foot reflexology massage on severity of pain in patients with chronic low back pain.

  Materials & Methods : In a clinical randomized trial consisting of totally 150 patients who were suffering from chronic low back pain. Using random allocation sampling method we divided all patients in three groups, each group consisting of 50 patients. These were: 1-expriment group (giving massage in the determined location) 2-control group (without any intervention) 3- placebo group (giving massage in all regions for three sessions) . All three groups received routine physiot herapy. Pain severity was assessed using McGill short form pain questionnaire and then compared between groups.

  Result : The results of study indicated that pain reduced in three group, but reduction of pain in foot reflexology group was more than other two group (p<0. 05).

  Conclusion: our finding shows that foot reflexology massage is effective in reducing the pain severity in patient with chronic low back pain and can be adopted as a safe and complementary therapeutic method.

  Key words: chronic low back pain, Foot Reflexology, pain

 

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  [1] MSc in Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

  [2] MSc in Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Baqiatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

  [3] Assistant proffeser of nursing, Faculty of Nursing Baqiatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

  [4] MSc in Critical Care Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Baqiatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (Corresponding Author)*

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