The effects of back massage before diagnostic cardiac catheterization.

@article{McNamara2003TheEO,
  title={The effects of back massage before diagnostic cardiac catheterization.},
  author={Mary Ellen McNamara and Diann C Burnham and Christine D A Smith and Diane L. Carroll},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={50-7}
}
CONTEXT Admission to the hospital for a diagnostic cardiac catheterization can be perceived as a threat to one's health status. Autonomic nervous system arousal, particularly the sympathetic division, can elicit negative physiological and psychological human responses as a reaction to this threat. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to measure the effects of a 20-minute back massage on the physiological and psychological human responses of patients admitted for a diagnostic cardiac… CONTINUE READING

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