The Effect of hand and foot massage on alleviating pain and anxiety of abdominal post-operative patients at a University Hospital: A randomized control trial

@article{Youssef2017TheEO,
  title={The Effect of hand and foot massage on alleviating pain and anxiety of abdominal post-operative patients at a University Hospital: A randomized control trial},
  author={Naglaa Youssef and Asmaa Diab Abdel-Fattah Hassan},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Nursing and health Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={06},
  pages={56-65}
}
Background: Controlling and relieving acute postoperative pain is one of the nurses' vital roles. Massage is an independent nursing intervention that can be applied to a patient who is in pain. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of hand and foot massage on alleviating pain and anxiety of patients who had abdominal surgery. Methods: A randomized control trial was conducted over a period of eight months for 60 women who had abdominal surgery. The participants were recruited from one of the… 

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