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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 9
First page : ( 4426) Last page : ( 4428)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00762.5

Effectiveness of Foot Massage on Pain, Heart Rate and Blood Pressure among Abdominal Surgery Patients

Parimala Ms. L.1,*, Amutha E.2

1Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha University, Chennai

2B.Sc. (N) IV Year, Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: parimala.scon@saveetha.com

Online published on 24 December, 2019.


Foot massage is a complementary nursing intervention that can be used as a therapy in relieving acute postoperative pain, heart rate and blood pressure in patient after abdominal surgery. Four hours after patient had received ketorolac 30 mg injection, the 30 minutes foot massage was applied to the samples that have done abdominal surgery. A visual numerical scale was used asses the pain and sphygmomanometer is used to assess the blood pressure and assess the pulse by using the fingers. Objective of the study where determine the effectiveness on pain, heart rate and blood pressure among abdominal surgery patients before and after foot massage and associate the selected demographic variables on pain, heart rate among abdominal surgery patients. The design adopted for this study was pre experimental study design. 30 Samples were selected by using non probability convenient sampling technique at Saveetha medical college and hospital, Saveetha University Thandalam. The data was collected organised and analyzed in term of descriptive and inferential statistics. The systolic blood pressure was Paired T test value t=0.009 value p=2.05. The post test diastolic blood pressure Paired T test value t=0.248 and p=2.05 it shows that there is the statistical significant between the pre test and post test value blood pressure is effectiveness is decreasing the level of blood pressure after the abdominal surgery.



Pain, heart rate, blood pressure and foot massage.


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