Purpose: This study was to examine the effects of self-foot reflexology on stress, fatigue and blood circulation in premenopausal middle-aged women.
Methods: A quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group, pretest-posttest design was used. Participants were 59 premenopausal, middle-aged women in their 40s and 60s living in G city: 30 in the experiment group and 29 in the control group. Data were collected from May to August 2008. Self-foot reflexology was performed three times a week for 6 weeks for 40 min at each session.
Results: The results showed that self-foot reflexology was effective in reducing perceived stress and fatigue and helped blood circulation in premenopausal middle-aged women.
Conclusion: Self-foot reflexology may be an effective nursing intervention in reducing perceived stress and fatigue and in improving blood circulation.
Jang SH, Kim KH. [Effects of self-foot reflexology on stress, fatigue and blood circulation in premenopausal middle-aged women]. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2009 Oct;39(5):662-72. Korean. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2009.39.5.662. PMID: 19901496.
The conclusion of this research paper in Greek
The purpose of this section is to make this research paper useful to Greek speaking reflexologists. This is a tool developed by the Center of Reflexology and Research (Κέντρο Ρεφλεξολογίας και Έρευνας) in Greece and supervised volunteers from across the world.
Μετάφραση των συμπερασμάτων της συγκεκριμένης έρευνας:
Η πελματιαία ρεφλεξολογία, όταν εφαρμόζεται από το ίδιο το άτομο στον εαυτό, μπορεί να είναι μια αποτελεσματική παρέμβαση φροντίδας σχετικά με τη μείωση του αντιληπτού στρες και της κόπωσης και τη βελτίωση της κυκλοφορίας του αίματος.