Reflexology on labor and birth satisfaction in 60 primiparous pregnant women

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The effect of reflexology on labor pain, anxiety, labor duration, and birth satisfaction in primiparous pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial

Abstract

The authors of this study aimed to determine the effect of reflexology on labor outcomes in primiparous pregnant women. A total of 60 women participated in the study in 2 groups of 30 for reflexology and control groups. During the first stage of labor, the reflexology technique was applied to reflex regions of each foot. VAS mean scores and State Anxiety Inventory mean scores of the experimental group were found to be statistically significantly lower than the control group. Reflexology was effective in decreasing pain and anxiety and increasing the birth satisfaction during the first stage of labor.

Citation:

Akköz Çevik S, Incedal İ. The effect of reflexology on labor pain, anxiety, labor duration, and birth satisfaction in primiparous pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial. Health Care Women Int. 2020 Sep 2:1-16. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2020.1800014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32877317.

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 ρεφλεξολογία ήταν αποτελεσματική στη μείωση του πόνου και του άγχους και την αύξηση της απόλαυσης της εμπειρίας της γέννας κατά τη διάρκεια του πρώτου σταδίου του τοκετού.

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