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81. Effects of Massage Therapy and Kinesitherapy to Develop Hospitalized Preterm Infant's Anthropometry: A Quasi-Experimental Study. (Abstract)

Effects of Massage Therapy and Kinesitherapy to Develop Hospitalized Preterm Infant's Anthropometry: A Quasi-Experimental Study. The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy of massage therapy and kinesitherapy on the anthropometric development of hospitalized preterm infants applied by parents.A prospective quasi-experimental study was designed. Hospitalized preterm infants received a daily 15-minute session of massage therapy and kinesitherapy. The control group received regular medical (...) and nursing care.The massage therapy and kinesitherapy protocol significantly improved the anthropometric parameters studied: weight (895.7 ± 547.9 vs 541.8 ± 536.2; p < 0.001) size (5.5 ± 4.3 vs. 3.0 ± 3.1; p < 0.001) and head circumference (4.2 ± 3.2 vs 2.4 ± 2.6; p < 0.001).The implementation of a massage therapy and kinesitherapy protocol is beneficial for the anthropometric development of hospitalized preterm infants.An easy to administer and cost-effective intervention such as massage therapy

2019 Journal of pediatric nursing Controlled trial quality: uncertain

82. Massage and Medicine: An Interprofessional Approach to Learning Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Enhancing Personal Wellness. (Abstract)

Massage and Medicine: An Interprofessional Approach to Learning Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Enhancing Personal Wellness. To investigate the impact of a unique curriculum combining learning of surface anatomy and massage therapy for medical and physician assistant students.The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial in 2014 at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine with 20 first-year students who viewed 4 hours of educational videos and participated in 11 hours of hands-on massage (...) practice and 20 first-year students who only viewed the educational videos. Participants completed pre- and postcourse assessments of knowledge, attitudes, and personal wellness and completed a validated assessment of four dimensions of personal wellness.Hands-on group participants outscored the online-only group in postcourse knowledge assessments of surface anatomy and massage therapy principles (P < .05). Students in the hands-on group reported higher agreement with statements about perceived

2019 Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges Controlled trial quality: uncertain

83. The Comparison of the Effects of Massaging and Rocking on Infantile Colic. (Full text)

The Comparison of the Effects of Massaging and Rocking on Infantile Colic. Infantile colic is a painful condition in the first months of infancy. This study was carried out with the aim of testing the hypothesis that massage treatment has a clinically relevant effect on this condition.This randomized clinical trial was conducted among 100 infants of < 12 weeks of age with infantile colic. They were randomly assigned to either infant massage (n = 50) or rocking groups (n = 50). In the massage (...) group, trained individuals taught the parents of the infants the massage technique and gave them a brochure. Rocking group parents was recommended to rock their infants three times a day for 1 week. Parents recorded the pattern of crying (numbers, length, and severity of crying). After 1 week of intervention, data were analysed using t-test, Chi square test, and repeated measurement analysis of variance (P < 0.05).Significant differences were not observed in infant and mother demographic information

2019 Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research Controlled trial quality: uncertain PubMed abstract

84. The Effect of Single-Dose Massage Session on Autonomic Activity, Mood, and Affective Responses in Major Depressive Disorder. (Abstract)

The Effect of Single-Dose Massage Session on Autonomic Activity, Mood, and Affective Responses in Major Depressive Disorder. Background: Massage therapy (MT) is a holistic procedure that includes hand pressure (HP), therapeutic communication (TC), and attentive care (AC); together, these procedures could decrease symptoms of depression. Purpose: To study the influence of TC and AC during MT. Methods: Within-subject experimental design with counterbalancing order of treatment. Comparison (...) analysis of the effect of a typical Swedish massage session (SM) with a "sham" massage (ShM; without HP) on the heart rate variability (HRV) mood and affective responses of patients with major depressive disorder (N = 11). During the ShM, clay stones were randomly placed on the body, and the patients were informed about the (sham) therapeutic effect of stones. Findings: A main effect of time showed that after intervention, both SM and ShM increased the HRV (high-frequency power; F[1, 10] = 7.58, p

2019 Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association Controlled trial quality: uncertain

85. Improving Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Life with Massage Therapy in Youth and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis: a Pilot Study. (Abstract)

Improving Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Life with Massage Therapy in Youth and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis: a Pilot Study. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder of exocrine glands characterized by abnormal production of thick mucus, primarily in bronchi of the lungs. Individuals experience recurrent respiratory infections, increased work of breathing, cough and musculoskeletal changes with pain. Previous research found that massage therapy (MT) decreased pain, muscle (...) tightness, and anxiety in individuals with CF, but did not use valid/reliable measurements of quality of life (QOL).To evaluate the effects of MT on QOL and clinical outcomes in individuals 8 to 21 years old with CF.A 622-bed nonprofit pediatric hospital in Ohio in the United States.Convenience sample of 24 patients with CF; 12 randomly assigned to treatment and control groups, respectively.Prospective two-group controlled pre/post pilot study using deep tissue myofascial trigger point massage over 10

2019 International journal of therapeutic massage & bodywork Controlled trial quality: uncertain

86. Immediate improvements of supination range of motion and strength following pronator teres muscle friction massage: a clinical trial comparing people with and without supination limited motion. (Abstract)

Immediate improvements of supination range of motion and strength following pronator teres muscle friction massage: a clinical trial comparing people with and without supination limited motion. To investigate the effects of friction massage techniques on the pronator teres muscle on supination range of motion (ROM) and supinator strength in individuals with and without limited supination ROM.In total, 26 subjects (13 with limited supination ROM and 13 healthy subjects) volunteered (...) to participate in this study. We used a customized wrist cuff. Supination ROM and supinator strength were measured with a 9-axis inertial motion sensor and load cell. The friction massage protocol was executed with the pronator teres muscle in a relaxed position. Then supination ROM and supinator strength were measured again.There was no significant interaction effect on supination ROM, which was significantly greater in the limited supination and control groups. A post hoc t-test revealed that the limited

2019 The Journal of manual & manipulative therapy Controlled trial quality: uncertain

87. [Clinical observation of rapid massage at Shuidao (ST 28) to prevent postpartum urinary retention]. (Abstract)

[Clinical observation of rapid massage at Shuidao (ST 28) to prevent postpartum urinary retention]. To explore the clinical effect of rapid massage at Shuidao (ST 28) to prevent puerpera from postpartum urinary retention.A total of 200 puerpera giving birth through vagina were enrolled and divided into an observation group and a control group according to the random number table method, 100 cases in each group. In the observation group, rapid massage at Shuidao (ST 28) was applied (...) in the observation group was significantly earlier than that in the control group (P<0.001), the amount of first urination in the observation group was significantly more than that in the control group (P<0.001), the observation group was superior to the control group to prevent postpartum urinary retention (P<0.05).Rapid massage at Shuidao (ST 28) can reduce the poor sense of first urination, significantly advance the time of spontaneous urination, significantly increase the amount of first urination

2019 Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion Controlled trial quality: uncertain

88. Effects of aromatherapy massage on pain, functional state, and quality of life in an elderly individual with knee osteoarthritis. (Abstract)

Effects of aromatherapy massage on pain, functional state, and quality of life in an elderly individual with knee osteoarthritis. To investigate the effects of aromatherapy massage on pain, functional state and life quality of elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis.This controlled and experimental study was conducted in two nursing homes. In this study, 90 elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis were randomized as aromatherapy, massage and control groups. Data were collected in weeks (...) 0, 4, and 8 using Patient Information Form, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) Knee Osteoarthritis Evaluation Scale, OsteoArthritis Knee and Hip Quality of Life Scale (OAKHQoL). Aromatherapy and massage groups received a total of 15-20 min total classic leg massage twice weekly for 3 weeks. In the aromatherapy group, two essential oils (ginger and rosemary) were added to the black seed oil.In the aromatherapy group, WOMAC (pain and functional state) scores

2019 Japan journal of nursing science : JJNS Controlled trial quality: uncertain

89. The Effects of Massage and Breastfeeding on Response to Venipuncture Pain among Hospitalized Neonates. (Full text)

The Effects of Massage and Breastfeeding on Response to Venipuncture Pain among Hospitalized Neonates. Untreated procedural pain leads to long-term and short-term complications in neonates. Preventing pain in sick infants and neonates, whose conditions are getting worse, not only is a professional and legal duty but also a prevention measure to decrease future psychological and even neurological complications. Therefore, nurses should prevent newborns' pain. The aim of this study was to compare (...) the effects of massage and breastfeeding on the pain of the neonates.This was a clinical trial conducted among 75 full-term and near-term infants who underwent venipuncture. The newborns were randomly allocated to the following groups (n = 25 for each): group 1, breastfeeding; group 2, massage; and group 3, control. In the first group, venipuncture was done 2 minutes after breastfeeding. In the second group, massage was done with effleurage technique for 3 minutes and venipuncture was done 2 minutes after

2019 Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research Controlled trial quality: uncertain PubMed abstract

90. Randomised trial of the clinical utility of an eyelid massage device for the management of meibomian gland dysfunction. (Abstract)

Randomised trial of the clinical utility of an eyelid massage device for the management of meibomian gland dysfunction. To compare the single application and two week treatment effects of device-applied (Eyepeace) and manually-applied eyelid massage techniques, as an adjunct to warm compress therapy, on ocular surface and tear film parameters.Twenty participants (11 females, 9 males; mean age, 27 ± 11 years) with dry eye symptoms were recruited in a two week, investigator-masked, randomised (...) , contralateral-eye trial. Following 10 min of warm compress therapy application (MGDRx EyeBag®) on both eyes, eyelid massage therapy was applied to one eye (randomised) by device, and to the fellow eye by manual eyelid massage, once daily for 14 days. Ocular surface and tear film measurements were conducted at baseline, and 15 min post-application by a clinician, then again after 14 days of self-administered daily treatment at home.Baseline clinical measurements did not differ between the treatment groups

2019 Contact lens & anterior eye : the journal of the British Contact Lens Association Controlled trial quality: uncertain

91. Shi-Style Cervical Mobilizations Versus Massage for Cervical Vertigo: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial. (Full text)

Shi-Style Cervical Mobilizations Versus Massage for Cervical Vertigo: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial. Objectives: Large sample and high-quality evidence to evaluate the preliminary safety of the mobilizations and massage for cervical vertigo are not yet available. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate the comparative effectiveness and preliminary safety of Shi-style cervical mobilizations (SCM) compared with traditional massage (TM) in cervical vertigo patients

2019 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine PubMed abstract

92. The effect of massage and topical violet oil on the severity of pruritus and dry skin in hemodialysis patients: A randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

The effect of massage and topical violet oil on the severity of pruritus and dry skin in hemodialysis patients: A randomized controlled trial. Pruritus is one of the common problems in hemodialysis patients that involves more than 45% of Iranian patients. Its exact pathogenesis is unclear. Meanwhile, violet is an old plant with anti-scratching effects, which is extensively used to treat diseases in the Persian medicine. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of massaging the body (...) with and without violet oil in the treatment of uremic pruritus.In this study 57 hemodialysis patients who had uremic pruritus were categorized randomly into two groups. The treatment involved massage with and without topical 5 ml violet oil for 7 min during six sessions (two weeks) on the healthy hand which did not have fistula pruritus score questionnaire were completed before and after the intervention.There was no difference between the two groups before the intervention; however, after the intervention

2019 Complementary Therapies In Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

93. Personal perception and body awareness of dysmenorrhea and the effects of rhythmical massage therapy and heart rate variability biofeedback-A qualitative study in the context of a randomized controlled trail. (Abstract)

Personal perception and body awareness of dysmenorrhea and the effects of rhythmical massage therapy and heart rate variability biofeedback-A qualitative study in the context of a randomized controlled trail. The purpose was to involve women's personal experiences of daily life with primary dysmenorrhea (PD) and their body perceptions of the dysmenorrhea-related symptoms in relation to the treatment procedure and to explore the perception of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (HRV-BF (...) ) or Rhythmical Massage (RM) according to Ita Wegman as a therapeutic intervention within the framework of Anthroposophic Medicine (AM).From 60 women who participated in our randomized controlled trial analyzing the effects of HRV-BF or RM, we examined 14 women to get an in-depth understanding of this prevalent disease, using a qualitative design. The women drew their body image before and after the 3-month-intervention on body silhouette diagrams and described their body-perceptions. Semi-structured

2019 Complementary Therapies In Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

94. The effects of acupressure and foot massage on pain during heel lancing in neonates: A randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

The effects of acupressure and foot massage on pain during heel lancing in neonates: A randomized controlled trial. To determine the effects of foot massage and acupressure on pain during heel lancing in neonates.A randomized controlled trial was performed in a university hospital in Turkey between February and December 2018. The neonates were randomized into three groups as acupressure, massage, and control groups. Acupressure was applied to the neonates in the acupressure group, and massage (...) was given to the neonates in the massage group for 2 min before the heel lancing procedure. Pain responses of the neonates in the groups was evaluated with the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale during and 1 min after the heel lancing procedure.The study was completed with 139 neonates including 46 neonates in the acupressure group, 47 neonates in the foot massage group, and 46 neonates in the control group. There were statistically significant differences between the acupressure, massage and control groups

2019 Complementary Therapies In Medicine

95. Associations between psychological symptoms and treatment outcomes of a massage therapy intervention: Secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Associations between psychological symptoms and treatment outcomes of a massage therapy intervention: Secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial. Massage therapy (MT) may be more effective for certain subgroups of advanced cancer patients, but this is not well-studied. Psychological symptoms are one potential moderator of MT outcomes, as they occur frequently in MT patients. Therefore, we conducted a secondary analysis of data from a multi-site study which compared MT to simple touch

2019 Complementary Therapies In Medicine

96. Dry needling versus friction massage to treat tension type headache: A randomized clinical trial. (Full text)

Dry needling versus friction massage to treat tension type headache: A randomized clinical trial. Tension type headache (TTH), the most common type of headache, is known to be associated with myofascial pain syndrome and the existence of myofascial trigger points. There are several treatment options for myofascial trigger points. In this study we compared the effectiveness of dry needling and friction massage to treat patients with TTH. A convenience sample of 44 patients with TTH participated (...) in this randomized clinical trial. The frequency and intensity of headache, pressure pain threshold at the trigger point site, and cervical range of motion were recorded. Then the participants were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups for dry needling or friction massage, delivered in 3 sessions during 1 week. The participants were evaluated 48 h after the last treatment session. Analysis of covariance, paired t-test and Wilcoxon's test were used for statistical analysis. The results showed that both

2019 Journal of bodywork and movement therapies Controlled trial quality: uncertain PubMed abstract

97. [Acupoint Massage Prevented the Occurrence of Deep Venous Thrombosis after Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery]. (Abstract)

[Acupoint Massage Prevented the Occurrence of Deep Venous Thrombosis after Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery]. Objective To observe the prevention of acupoint massage for the occurrence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of various risk degrees after gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. Methods Using Autar deep vein risk assessment scale, patients undergoing gynecological laparoscopic surgery from June 2014 to December 2014 were assessed one day before surgery and 24 h after surgery. Patients (...) at moderate and high risks were recruited as subjects in this research by blocking method, 72 in the moderate risk group and 34 in the high risk group. Patients in the two groups were then randomly assigned to the control group and the test group respectively. Conventional care plus intermittent limb pressure treatment were performed to patients in the control group. Conventional care plus acupoint massage [Zusanli (ST36) , Shangjuxu (ST37) , Liangqiu (ST34) , Yinshi (ST33) , Futo (ST32) ] were performed

2019 Zhongguo Zhong xi yi jie he za zhi Zhongguo Zhongxiyi jiehe zazhi = Chinese journal of integrated traditional and Western medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

98. Effect of applying reflexology massage on nitroglycerin-induced migraine-type headache: A placebo-controlled clinical trial. (Full text)

Effect of applying reflexology massage on nitroglycerin-induced migraine-type headache: A placebo-controlled clinical trial. Nitroglycerin (NTG)-induced migraine-type headache is the most prominent side effect of nitrate therapy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to clarify the effectiveness of reflexology massage on intravenous NTG-induced headache in coronary care unit (CCU) inpatients.This was a randomized clinical trial. The study sample included 75 patients that were randomly divided (...) into three groups: control, intervention, and placebo groups. The intensity of baseline headache in patients who received NTG was measured by the numeric rating scale for pain (NRS Pain). Patients in the intervention group received reflexology massage two times for 20 min (at 3-h interval), wherein the upper part of patient's both foot thumbs, which is the reflection point of the head, was massaged. In the placebo group, an unspecified point on the foot (heel), which was not related to the head

2019 Agri : Agri (Algoloji) Dernegi'nin Yayin organidir = The journal of the Turkish Society of Algology Controlled trial quality: uncertain PubMed abstract

99. Capsule Commentary on Perlman et al., Efficacy and Safety of Massage for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: a Randomized Clinical Trial. (Full text)

Capsule Commentary on Perlman et al., Efficacy and Safety of Massage for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: a Randomized Clinical Trial.

2019 Journal of General Internal Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain PubMed abstract

100. Efficacy of rhythmical massage in comparison to heart rate variability biofeedback in patients with dysmenorrhea-A randomized, controlled trial. (Abstract)

Efficacy of rhythmical massage in comparison to heart rate variability biofeedback in patients with dysmenorrhea-A randomized, controlled trial. 20-90% of all women suffer from dysmenorrhea. Standard therapy of primary dysmenorrhea (PD) are NSAIDs and oral contraceptives, effective but not without possible side effects.To examine the efficacy of rhythmical massage (Anthroposophic Medicine) and heart rate variability biofeedback compared to usual care (control group) on pain intensity in women (...) with primary dysmenorrhea.This was a three-arm randomized controlled study. Both interventions (rhythmical massage once a week or HRV biofeedback 15 min daily) were carried out over a period of three months. The third group (control) applied usual care. The primary outcome were between-group differences in mean pain intensity (detected by a Numeric Rating Scale, NRS) during menstruation after three months (post-assessment, t2). Secondary outcomes were the use of analgesics, quality of life (SF-12

2019 Complementary Therapies In Medicine Controlled trial quality: predicted high

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