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Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery 2014, __VOLUME_4_(_3_ISSUE__): 8-16 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of Massage Therapy on Muscular Tension and Relaxation of Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery-A randomized clinical trial
Zahra Shafiei *, Kobra Nourian, Sima Babaee, Abdollah Nazari, Vajihe Atashi
, z@skums.ac.ir E-mail: shafiee-
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Background and aims: Muscular tension and relaxation are common among patients following CABG (Coronary artery bypass graft) surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of massage therapy on muscular tension and relaxation of patients after coronary artery bypass surgery. Methods: In this clinical trial study, 72 patients, who were underwent coronary artery bypass surgery in Isfahan Chamran Hospital were selected. Then, the patients were randomly assigned in two case and control groups. The patients of the case group (n= 36) received light pressure stroking massage, from 3 to 6 days after the surgery. The patients in control group received only the routine care. Variables muscular tension and relaxation before and after the intervention was recorded in 1, 2, 3 days by the use of the visual analogue scale. Results: results showed that there was a significant differences in muscular tension levels before and after the intervention between case and control groups (p<0.001). Also, a significant differences in relaxation levels before and after the intervention between case and control groups (p<0.001). Conclusion: The use of light pressure stroking massage therapy can decrease muscular tension and increase relaxation of patients after coronary artery bypass surgery and due to low cost and simplicity of this method, it can perhaps be used as a complement to drug therapy and postoperative interventions used in these patients.
Keywords: : Massage, Muscular tension, Relaxation, Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: General
Received: 2014/03/11 | Accepted: 2014/03/11 | Published: 2014/03/11
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Shafiei Z, Nourian K, Babaee S, Nazari A, Atashi V. Effectiveness of Massage Therapy on Muscular Tension and Relaxation of Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery-A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery. 2014; 2 (4) :8-16
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