The effect of foot reflexology and back massage on hemodialysis patients' fatigue and sleep quality.

@article{Unal2016TheEO,
  title={The effect of foot reflexology and back massage on hemodialysis patients' fatigue and sleep quality.},
  author={Kevser Sevgi Unal and Reva Balci Akpinar},
  journal={Complementary therapies in clinical practice},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={
          139-44
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness of foot reflexology and back massage on optimizing the sleep quality and reducing the fatigue of hemodialysis patients. METHODS The study includes 105 volunteer patients who were registered at a private dialysis clinic and were receiving hemodialysis treatment. Foot reflexology and back massage were administered to the patients two times a week for four weeks. The Visual Analogue Scale for Fatigue and the Pittsburg Sleep Quality… CONTINUE READING
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