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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A study to Assess the Impact of warm water foot immersion therapy on regulation of body temperature among patients with fever.

Ms. Ezhilarasi E, Ms. Ponmani C

Keywords : Warm Water Foot Immersion Therapy, Fever, Impact

Citation Information : E ME, C MP. A study to Assess the Impact of warm water foot immersion therapy on regulation of body temperature among patients with fever.. 2017; 10 (1):1-4.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-10-1-1

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective- To evaluate the effectiveness of warm water foot immersion therapy on regulation of normal body temperature among patients with fever. Method- Quantitative research approach, Experimental design and, Simple Random Sampling Technique where adopted for this study. Result- There was a reduction in mean body temperature of about 1.1°F after application of warm water foot immersion therapy among patients with fever. For the best of our knowledge this therapy could be used as an alternative method to treat fever and this could be a cost effective without any side effects. Conclusion- This study concluded that warm water foot immersion therapy is a non-pharmacological and complementary therapy to manage the body temperature within the normal range.


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