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RESEARCH ARTICLE

An Experimental Study to Assess The Effectiveness of Foot Reflexology on Reduction of Psychological Symptoms Among Adult Patients With Cancer In Selected Hospitals of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu.

Mrs. P. Jega Juliet, Dr. Mrs. Santhi Appavu

Keywords : Foot Reflexology, Psychological Symptoms

Citation Information : Juliet MP, Appavu DM. An Experimental Study to Assess The Effectiveness of Foot Reflexology on Reduction of Psychological Symptoms Among Adult Patients With Cancer In Selected Hospitals of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu.. 2017; 10 (3):1-3.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-10-3-1

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

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


Abstract

Objectives-To find out the effectiveness of foot reflexology on psychological symptoms among patients with cancer. Method-Experimental research design with pre and post test control group design. Result-In the control group mean and standard deviation of psychological symptoms before foot reflexology (54.5 + 6.8, 23.6 + 2.6) and in post test (54.2 + 6.7, 23.5 + 2.6) and z test value (−0.345, −0.575). Conclusion-The mean and standard deviation of psychological symptom anxiety and depression of patient with cancer before foot reflexology was (51.0 + 6.6, 26.1 + 4.0) respectively and after foot reflexology was (42.0 + 4.53, 16.5 + 3.2) and z test value −3.792, −3.928 in experimental group. While comparing the pre test score to post test score there was a reduction of score in post test so it was very highly significant (P<0.001).


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