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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2002;9(1): 16
발마사지가 항암화학요법을 받는 암환자의 활력징후, 피로 및 기분상태에 미치는 효과
원종순1, 정인숙2, 김지수3, 김금순4
1서울보건대학 간호과
2부산대학교 의과대학 간호학과
3이화여자대학교부속 동대문병원 일반외과
4서울대학교 간호대학
Effect of Foot Reflexology on Vital Signs, Fatigue and Mood in Cancer Patients receiving Chemotherapy
Jong-Soon Won1, Ihn-Sook Jeong2, Ji-Soo Kim3, Keum-Soon Kim4
1Department of Nursing, Seoul Health College
2Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Pusan National University
3Head Nurs of GS Dept. Dondaemoon Hospital of Ewha Woman's University
4College of Nursing, Seoul National University
Purpose: This study was done to investigate the effect of foot reflexology on vital signs, general fatigue, mood and foot fatigue in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
Method: Data were collected from a convenience sample of 11 patients who were admitted at S and E University Hospital. Changes in systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure(DBP), pulse rate(PR), general fatigue, mood status, and foot fatigue between pre and post foot reflexology were analyzed using Wilcoxon signed rank test and Friedman test at 0.05 level of significance.
Results: There were significant differences in the SBP(p= .009), DBP(p=.014), PR(p=.015), general fatigue (p=.015) mood status(p=.007), and foot fatigue(p= .007) between pre and post foot reflexology.
Conclusion: Foot reflexology can improve vital signs, general/foot fatigue and mood status, therefore we recommend to use foot reflexology as an effective nursing intervention in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
Key words: Foot reflexology | Cancer patient | Vital signs | Fatigue | Mood
주요어: 발마사지 | 암환자 | 활력징후 | 피로 | 기분상태