Volume 20, Issue 4 (1-2015)                   Horizon Med Sci 2015, 20(4): 215-221 | Back to browse issues page


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Khosravan Sh., Shojaei M., Basiri Moghadam M., Mojtabavi S.J.. Effect of Feet Reflexology Massage on Urinary Retention Relieving after Surgery. Horizon Med Sci. 2015; 20 (4) :215-221
URL: http://hms.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-2042-en.html
1- Social Determinants of Health Research Center” and “Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty”, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
2- Student Research Committee” and “Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty”, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran , Mshojaie67@yahoo.com
3- Social Health Research & Development Center” and “Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty”, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
4- Clinical Specialist in Chinese Medicine, Specialized Clinic of Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
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  Aims: Urine retention following surgery can lead to performance and basic disorders in gall bladder. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of feet reflexology on urinary retention relieving after surgery.

  Materials & Methods: This clinical trial was done in 2014 on 70 patients with urinary retention following surgery that was not able to urinate despite routine nursing measures. The patients were divided into two interventional and control groups based on random allocation (permutation blocking method). Reflexology was performed for intervention group for 30min (15min for each foot) and general reflexology was carried out for control group for the same duration. Data collected using a researcher-made checklist. Data were analyzed by SPSS 16 using descriptive statistics, independent-T, Man-Whitney, and Chi-square tests.

  Findings: There was a significant difference between intervention and control groups regarding urinary retention after surgery (p=0.04) and retention time (p<0.001). However, a significant difference was not found between two groups in volume of excreted urine (p=0.2).

  Conclusion: Feet reflexology has positive effect on urinary retention after surgery.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Diseases
Received: 2014/09/9 | Accepted: 2015/01/6 | Published: 2015/01/7

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