Comparison of the Effects of Hand Reflexology versus Acupressure on Anxiety and Vital Signs in Female Patients with Coronary Artery Diseases

dc.contributor.authorVasokolaei, Zohre R.
dc.contributor.authorRejeh, Nahid
dc.contributor.authorHeravi-Karimooi, Majideh
dc.contributor.authorTadrisi, Seyed D.
dc.contributor.authorSaatchi, Kiarash
dc.contributor.authorPoshtchaman, Zahra
dc.contributor.authorSieloff, Christina
dc.contributor.authorVaismoradi, Mojtaba
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-08T14:26:43Z
dc.date.available2019-04-08T14:26:43Z
dc.date.issued2019-03
dc.description.abstractHospitalization in the cardiac care unit can increase anxiety in patients. This study aimed to compare hand reflexology versus acupressure on anxiety and vital signs in female patients with coronary artery diseases. This double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial with a pre- and post-intervention design was conducted on 135 female patients with coronary artery diseases. Female patients hospitalized in a cardiac care unit were randomly divided into three groups of hand reflexology, acupressure and placebo (n = 45 patients in each group) using blocking and a table of random numbers. Data was collected using the Spielberger anxiety inventory. Also, their vital signs were measured before, immediately after and half an hour after the intervention. Data analysis was performed using descriptive and analytical statistics. Before the intervention, there was no statistically significant difference in anxiety levels between the groups (p > 0.05). Also, the effects of hand reflexology and acupressure immediately and half an hour later on the reduction of anxiety and vital signs were equal (p < 0.05). Implementation of hand reflexology and acupressure can have positive effects on anxiety and vital signs in patients with coronary artery diseases. They can reduce patients’ anxiety with an equal effectiveness.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch Council affiliated with Shahed University (Decree code: IR.Shahed.REC.1395.171)en_US
dc.identifier.citationRahmani Vasokolaei, Zohre, Nahid Rejeh, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Seyed Davood Tadrisi, Kiarash Saatchi, Zahra Poshtchaman, Christina Sieloff, and Mojtaba Vaismoradi. "Comparison of the Effects of Hand Reflexology versus Acupressure on Anxiety and Vital Signs in Female Patients with Coronary Artery Diseases." Healthcare 7, no. 1 (March 2019). DOI:10.3390/healthcare7010026.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2227-9032
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/handle/1/15413
dc.language.isoenen_US
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dc.titleComparison of the Effects of Hand Reflexology versus Acupressure on Anxiety and Vital Signs in Female Patients with Coronary Artery Diseasesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.issue1en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleHealthcareen_US
mus.citation.volume7en_US
mus.contributor.orcidSieloff, Christina|0000-0002-8297-3150en_US
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.3390/healthcare7010026en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Nursingen_US
mus.relation.departmentNursing.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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