Effects of Foot Massage on the Degree of Nausea & Vomiting, Anxiety, Sleep and Fatigue of Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

발마사지가 항암화학요법을 받는 암환자의 오심구토, 불안, 수면 및 피로에 미치는 효과

  • So, Hyang-Sook (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Lee, Jung-Ja (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Ahn, Soon-Hee (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Lee, Sook-Ja (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Shim, Jae-Yeon (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Kim, Ae-Sook (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Kim, Chun-Sim (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Kim, Ok-Mi (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Kim, Hyun-Oh (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Ahn, Jung-Ok (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Lee, Ae-Rhee (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Lee, Young-Ja (Department of Nursing, CNU Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science) ;
  • Sul, Young-Ae (Nursing Department of Chonnam National University Hospital) ;
  • Choi, Ja-Yun (Department of Nursing, Mok-po Catholic University) ;
  • Cho, In-Sook (Department of Nursing, Gwangju Women's University Nursing, Dongkang College) ;
  • Kim, Ji-Young (Department of Nursing, Seonam University) ;
  • Kim, Young-Jae (Chosun Nursing College Dongshin University) ;
  • Noh, Young-Hee (Department of Nursing, Dongkang College) ;
  • Seo, Nam-Sook (Department of Nursing, Dongshin University)
  • 소향숙 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 이정자 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 안순희 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 이숙자 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 심재연 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 김애숙 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 김춘심 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 김옥미 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 김현오 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 안정옥 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 이애리 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 이영자 (전남대학교 간호학과 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 설영애 (전남대학교병원 간호부) ;
  • 최자윤 (목포가톨릭대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 조인숙 (광주여자대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김지영 (서남대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김영재 (조선간호대학) ;
  • 노영희 (동강대학 간호과) ;
  • 서남숙 (동신대학교 간호학과)
  • Published : 2004.02.28

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of foot massage on the degree of nausea/vomiting, anxiety, sleep satisfaction and fatigue during chemotherapy. Method: Total 36 subjects who were admitted to C university hospital in G city during 3 days and 2 nights for chemotherapy were selected from January to June, 2003. Seventeen of these subjects were assigned to control group and the rest were assigned to experimental group. Tools were Index of Nausea, Vomiting & Retching (INVR), Spielberger's state anxiety, sleep satisfaction, & fatigue VAS. Data were collected at both pre-test and post-test. Results: Difference of pre-test and post-test was not significant between control group and experimental group on the degree of nausea/vomiting, anxiety and sleep satisfaction. However, the effect of foot massage on the fatigue was significant. Conclusion: Further studies need to identify the immediate effect of foot massage on either nausea and vomiting or anxiety and to develop strategies for lengthening and strengthening the short-term effect of foot massage.