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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 91) Last page : ( 92)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00019.7

Effectiveness of foot reflexology on diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain among patients with diabetes

Ms. Devi Sinam Ranjana1, Mr. Venkatesan B.2,*

1Lecturer, Institute of Nursing Sciences, Tripura

2Associate Professor cum HOD Medical Surgical Nursing, Padmashree Institute of Nursing, Bangalore

3PhD Scholar in Sri Ramachanrda University

*Corresponding Author E-mail: venkib882@gmail.com

Online published on 21 August, 2018.

Abstract

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy refers to a condition where the sensitivity of nerves to pain, temperature, and pressure is dulled, particularly in the legs and feet. The presence of peripheral neuropathic pain makes the patient's medical care more complicated and reduces the patient's quality of care. The study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of foot reflexology on diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain among patients with diabetes. True experimental pre test post test design was adopted to conduct the present study among 60 diabetes patients with peripheral neuropathic pain selected using Simple random sampling technique at Bangalore Diabetes Hospital, Bangalore. Douleur Neuropathique 4 scale Assessment Tool was used to collect the data. The results revealed that the foot reflexology is effective on peripheral neuropathic pain among diabetes patients.

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Keywords

Reflexology, Diabetic, Peripheral Neuropathic Pain.

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