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  Title Assessment of leg massage on hemodynamic parameters of intensive care patients: A parallel single-blinded randomized controlled trial
Journal J Chiropr Med. 2020 Jun;19(2):111-118
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Randomized Controlled Trial

Objective: We aimed to determine the effectiveness of leg massage by a nurse and patients’ families on hemodynamic parameters in patients admitted to intensive care units.

Methods: This parallel single-blinded randomized clinical trial involved 75 patients admitted to the intensive care units at Shahid Bahonar Hospital in Kerman, Iran. Patients were assigned to 3 groups by the minimization method (massage by a nurse, massage by the patient's family, and the control group). Swedish massage was used on both legs (each leg for 5 minutes) once a day for 6 days, and the hemodynamic parameters of patients were measured before intervention, at the end of intervention, and 1 week later.

Results: The results showed that mean arterial pressure decreased in all 3 groups 1 week after intervention, which was not statistically significant. Mean heart rate also decreased in all 3 groups 1 week after intervention, which was statistically significant except for massage by family. Mean arterial oxygen saturation significantly decreased in all 3 groups 1 week after intervention but remained normal. The 3 hemodynamic parameters did not differ significantly among the 3 groups.

Conclusion: According to the results of this study, the use of massage has no effect on hemodynamic parameters.

Author keywords: Massage; Hemodynamics; Intensive Care Units; Nurses; Family

Author affiliations: MM, MD: Nursing Research Center, Razi Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran; MA: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran; MA: Medicine School, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

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