Use of reflexology foot massage to reduce anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients in chemotherapy treatment: methodology and outcomes.

@article{Quattrin2006UseOR,
  title={Use of reflexology foot massage to reduce anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients in chemotherapy treatment: methodology and outcomes.},
  author={Rosanna Quattrin and Alexandre Zanini and Sara Buchini and Davide Turello and Maria Antonietta Annunziata and C C Vidotti and Alfonso Colombatti and S. Brusaferro},
  journal={Journal of nursing management},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={96-105}
}
AIM To examine the effectiveness of reflexology foot massage in hospitalized cancer patients undergoing second or third chemotherapy cycles. BACKGROUND Since the late-1970s, studies have been conducted to assess the efficacy of behavioural and relaxation approaches in controlling nausea/vomiting, anxiety and other side-effects associated with chemotherapy. METHODS The study consisted of 30 patients being admitted to the oncology unit at a Scientific Research Hospital in Italy. Only 15 of… CONTINUE READING
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