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The effect of foot reflexology on physiological parameters

Authors: Arash Khalili, Negin masoudi Alavi, Davoud Mardani, Nastoor Bekhradiani Pour, Akvan Paymard, Mehdi Daraei, Shapour Yaripoor, Saba Bashiri and Mehdi Molavi Vardanjani

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ABSTRACT
Reflexology have a positive impact on stabilize the physiological parameters such as blood pressure and heart rate.
This study aims to investigate the effects of foot reflexology on physiological parameters of patients before coronary
angiography. This study is an interventional study performed in Kashan hospitals and 100 male patients undergoing
angioplasty were randomly divided into two groups. In the intervention group for 30 minutes of foot reflexology
massage and stimulate the soles of the feet in three points the solar plexus, the pituitary gland and the heart was
performed, but in the control group was only Masazhmvmy feet. The vital signs 30 minutes before and after the
intervention in both groups were measured. To analyze the data, t-test and ANOVA with repeated observations was
used. The mean systolic blood pressure in both groups had significant difference compared to before [0010. = p].
Diastolic blood pressure in both groups had significant difference compared to before [420. = p]. Changes in heart
rate before and after the intervention had no significant difference [090. = p]. The average number of breathing in
both groups had significant difference compared to before [0010. = p and 0010.> P]. Foot reflexology can sustain
physiological parameters such as systolic and diastolic pressure.
Key words: Reflexology, physiological, coronary angiography

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