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101. Comparison of Single and Combined Effects of Nature Sounds and Foot Sole Reflexology Massage on the Level of Consciousness in Traumatic Comatose Patients: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. (Abstract)

Comparison of Single and Combined Effects of Nature Sounds and Foot Sole Reflexology Massage on the Level of Consciousness in Traumatic Comatose Patients: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Consciousness disturbances are the most common posttraumatic complications. The purpose of this study was to compare the single and combined effects of nature sounds and foot sole reflexology massage on level of consciousness in traumatic comatose patients. This randomized controlled clinical trial (...) was conducted in 2 teaching hospitals in an urban area of Iran. Samples were 120 traumatic comatose patients who were randomly assigned into control, nature sounds, foot reflexology massage, and nature sounds plus foot sole reflexology massage groups. Patients in all groups received routine care. Interventions were performed twice a day for 2 weeks, each time for 30 minutes. The patients' level of consciousness was assessed using the Glasgow Coma Scale before, 1 week, and 2 weeks after the intervention

2019 Holistic nursing practice Controlled trial quality: uncertain

102. Effectiveness of the application of massage therapy and kinesitherapy by parents on premature neonates: A research protocol. (Abstract)

Effectiveness of the application of massage therapy and kinesitherapy by parents on premature neonates: A research protocol. The study aims to analyse the efficacy of massage therapy and kinesitherapy applied by parents of premature infants admitted to hospital.Premature newborns suffer early somatic deprivation that has adverse effects on their growth and development and that also has a negative impact on the emotional state of their parents. Massage therapy and kinesitherapy is beneficial (...) in alleviating somatic deficit and facilitates the bond between parents and newborns.A quasi-experimental community intervention trial will be conducted in a neonatology unit.This study will compare the benefits of a 15-min massage protocol applied by parents with the usual medical and nursing care given by neonatal units for premature babies. The evaluation of neuromotor development will take place through the Spanish Premie-Neuro scale. The determination of weight, size, and head circumference

2019 Journal of advanced nursing Controlled trial quality: uncertain

103. Perineal massage and training reduce perineal trauma in pregnant women older than 35 years: a randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Perineal massage and training reduce perineal trauma in pregnant women older than 35 years: a randomized controlled trial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of perineal massage, pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) and a pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) prevention educational program in pregnant women above the age of 35 years to prevent perineal tear and episiotomy.A randomized parallel assignment study involved two groups of pregnant women at the obstetrics outpatient (...) clinic 4 weeks prior to their due date. The first group (n = 200) was educated to do digital perineal massage and pelvic floor muscle training and received an educational PFD prevention program. The second group (n = 200) received only the prevention education program. Occurrence of perineal laceration was reported at time of delivery as a primary outcome. Statistical analysis was done using the IBM SPSS computer program (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences; IBM Corp, Armonk, NY, USA

2019 International urogynecology journal Controlled trial quality: uncertain

104. 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

105. Massage and Medicine: An Interprofessional Approach to Learning Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Enhancing Personal Wellness. Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

106. Transcutaneous bilirubin levels of newborn infants performed abdominal massage: A randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Transcutaneous bilirubin levels of newborn infants performed abdominal massage: A randomized controlled trial. This study was designed as a randomized controlled trial to determine the effect of abdominal massage on bilirubin levels of newborn infants.The sample group consisted of 90 newborn infants (experimental group: 44; control group: 46) who were followed in a university hospital after birth between March and August 2017. The data were collected using an Information Form, Observation Form (...) , and Transcutaneous Bilirubin Level Meter. Bilirubin levels were measured 1 hr after the first breastfeeding in both groups. The abdominal massage was performed for 5 min in each session, was continued in three sessions per day; was completed in totally six sessions for 2 days in infants in the experimental group. The second bilirubin measurements were repeated at the 48th hour after the birth and bilirubin levels were compared in two groups. The Student t test was used to evaluate the normally distributed data

2019 Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN Controlled trial quality: uncertain

107. Prevention of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy with classical massage in breast cancer patients receiving paclitaxel: An assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Prevention of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy with classical massage in breast cancer patients receiving paclitaxel: An assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial. This assessor-blinded, prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial aimed at investigating the effect of classical massage on chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy and the quality of life (QOL) in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant paclitaxel.A total of 40 female breast cancer patients were randomly (...) allocated to the classical massage group (CMG) or the control group (CG). Classical massage was applied to the patients in the CMG before each paclitaxel infusion. The CG received only usual care. Presence of peripheral neuropathic pain and QOL were assessed at baseline and weeks 4, 8, 12, and 16. Nerve conduction studies (NCS) findings were also recorded at baseline and week 12.The peripheral neuropathic pain was lower in the CMG compared to the CG at week 12 (p < 0.05). The sensory and motor sub-scale

2019 European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society Controlled trial quality: uncertain

108. Massage Therapy in Management of Occupational Stress in Emergency Medical Services Staffs: a Randomized Controlled Trial. (Abstract)

Massage Therapy in Management of Occupational Stress in Emergency Medical Services Staffs: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Results of various studies indicate that emergency medical service (EMS) staff suffer from occupational stress that adversely affects their quality of life and their care quality.This study aimed at determining the effect of massage on occupational stress experienced by emergency medical service staff.Prehospital emergency medical services stations of a city in the southwest (...) of Iran.A total of 58 members of staff of the emergency medical services, working in prehospital emergency medical services stations.In this randomized controlled trial, a total of 58 EMS staff were selected from prehospital EMS stations, according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, and then assigned in two groups (29 in massage and 29 in control group) randomly by the minimization method. The intervention group received Swedish massage, twice a week for four weeks in the morning after the end

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

109. The effect of sacral massage on labor pain and anxiety: A randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

The effect of sacral massage on labor pain and anxiety: A randomized controlled trial. Nonpharmacologic pain control methods, which are increasingly becoming widespread in coping with labor pain, are the methods that allow women to completely relax without using any medication and direct them to perceive the pain at the lowest level. This study was conducted to determine the effect of sacral massage on labor pain and anxiety.This study was conducted as a randomized controlled experimental study (...) at Bağcılar Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic between March and October 2016. In all, 60 women, 30 of whom were in the control group and 30 of whom were in the experimental group, constituted the research sample. The women in the experimental group were administered a massage to the sacral region for 30 min. The questionnaire form, birth action follow-up form, postpartum interview form, visual analog scale (VAS) and state-trait anxiety inventory were used to collect data in the study.The latent

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

110. The Lowering of Bilirubin Levels in Full-Term Newborns by the Effect of Combined Massage Therapy and Phototherapy Practice. (Abstract)

The Lowering of Bilirubin Levels in Full-Term Newborns by the Effect of Combined Massage Therapy and Phototherapy Practice.  Various therapeutic treatments have been prescribed for decreasing the bilirubin level. Massage therapy is one of the neonate treatments for jaundice. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of combined massage therapy and phototherapy on neonatal jaundice. This study was performed at Shahid Madani Hospital in the city of Khorramabad in 2016, where 83 healthy (...) full-term infants were enrolled. They were selected through convenience sampling and then were randomly assigned to the intervention and control groups. The control group (n = 43) received phototherapy, whereas infants in the intervention group (n = 40) received 4 days of massage and phototherapy. The serum bilirubin level, frequency of stooling and amount of urination, duration of hospitalization, and feeding frequency were analyzed using SPSS by descriptive and analytical statistics (mixed

2019 American journal of perinatology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

111. Effects of Hand Massage and Therapeutic Touch on Comfort and Anxiety Living in a Nursing Home in Turkey: A Randomized Controlled Trial. (Abstract)

Effects of Hand Massage and Therapeutic Touch on Comfort and Anxiety Living in a Nursing Home in Turkey: A Randomized Controlled Trial. This study was carried out to investigate the effects of hand massage and therapeutic touch on comfort and anxiety in the elderly living in nursing homes. The study was designed as a randomized controlled, experimental study (with a pre- and posttest control group). The study population comprised 255 older people aged 65-89 living in a nursing home in Izmir (...) , a province in Turkey. The study sample included 30 older patients, who were assigned to hand massage (HM) (n = 10), therapeutic touch (TT) (n = 10) and control (C) (n = 10) groups. Of the elderly who participated in the study, 50% were female and 80% were single. It was determined that TT and HM decreased the anxiety and increased the comfort levels of the elderly living in the nursing home (p < 0.05). It is thought that nurses can easily integrate HM and TT which are non-medical, non-pharmacologic

2019 Journal of religion and health Controlled trial quality: uncertain

112. The Effect of Massage Therapy Using Frangipani Aromatherapy Oil to Reduce the Childbirth Pain Intensity. (Abstract)

The Effect of Massage Therapy Using Frangipani Aromatherapy Oil to Reduce the Childbirth Pain Intensity. Pain during labor is one of the worst pains experienced by women. If the woman cannot adapt to it, it may lead to uncoordinated uterine contractions causing a long-complicated labor with the possibility of death of the mother and baby.The aim of the study is to observe the effect of massage treatment using frangipani aromatherapy oil to reduce the childbirth pain intensity.Pembantu Dauh Puri (...) Health Center Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.Pregnant women in labor.A quasi-experimental research design was used with pretreatment and posttreatment groups and a control. The respondents were 70 pregnant women in labor in Pembantu Dauh Puri Health Center Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Data were collected during scheduled observation and were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney statistical test.The participants in the treatment group were massaged with frangipani aromatherapy oil by rubbing and pressing the hand

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

113. Massage intervention for preterm infants by their mothers: A randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Massage intervention for preterm infants by their mothers: A randomized controlled trial. Studies of the impact of infant massage intervention on the growth of preterm infants have been conducted in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and have demonstrated positive effects; however, few data exist regarding the effects of massage interventions by mothers on the growth of infants in the NICU. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to examine the effects of a 2-week massage (...) intervention conducted by mothers on their preterm infants.Of 112 stable preterm infants born at a gestational age (GA) between 32 and 34 weeks and enrolled from an affiliated hospital, 54 were randomly allocated to an intervention group, and 58 were allocated to a control group. Mothers were trained to conduct a massage intervention in the intervention group, while the control group received standard care. For the infants in both groups, height (Ht), weight (Wt), and head circumference (HC) were measured

2019 Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN Controlled trial quality: uncertain

114. The Preventive Effect of Parotid Gland Massage on Salivary Gland Dysfunction During High-Dose Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (Abstract)

The Preventive Effect of Parotid Gland Massage on Salivary Gland Dysfunction During High-Dose Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. To evaluate the preventive effect of parotid gland (PG) massage for PG damage during the I therapy, we prospectively investigated the serum amylase value and salivary gland scintigraphy (SGS) after I therapy.One hundred patients with thyroidectomized differentiated thyroid cancer who underwent high-dose I therapy (...) were enrolled in the clinical trial and randomized into 2 groups (PG massage group and nonmassage group). The serum amylase value was obtained before and 24 hours after I therapy, and the SGSs were also taken just before and at 8 months after the I therapy. Change in serum amylase value and SGS was compared between PG massage and nonmassage groups.The difference value of serum amylase was significantly lower in PG massage group than in nonmassage group (P = 0.0052). Worsening of PG function on SGS

2019 Clinical nuclear medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

115. Massage has no observable effect on distress in children with burns: A randomized, observer-blinded trial. (Abstract)

Massage has no observable effect on distress in children with burns: A randomized, observer-blinded trial. In a previous observational study we found that massage therapy reduced anxiety and stress in pediatric burn patients. We aimed to test this effect in a randomized controlled trial.To determine whether (1) aromatherapy massage can provide relaxation to hospitalized children with burns; (2) massage with aromatherapy oil is more effective than without; and (3) massage sessions are more (...) effective when repeated.Randomized controlled clinical trial with 3 arms conducted in a burns unit from April 2013 to December 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.Massage with carrier oil, massage with aromatherapy oil, and standard nursing care only.Scores on the Muscle Tension Inventory (MTI) and Behavioral Relaxation Scale (BRS) to assess level of relaxation. Scores on the COMFORT behaviour scale and Numeric Rating Scale Distress to assess level of distress. Secondary outcomes were heart rate and oxygen

2019 Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries Controlled trial quality: uncertain

116. Shi-Style Cervical Mobilizations Versus Massage for Cervical Vertigo: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

117. 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

118. 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

119. 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

120. 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

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