2015
DOI: 10.1590/0104-1169.0036.2594
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Foot reflexology in feet impairment of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: randomized trial

Abstract: Objective: to evaluate the effect of foot reflexology on feet impairment of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Method: this is a randomized, controlled and blind clinical trial. The sample was comprised by people with type 2 diabetes mellitus who, after being randomized into Treated group (n = 21) and Control group (n = 24), received guidelines on foot self-care. To the Treated Group it was also provided 12 sessions of foot reflexology. The scores of impairment indicators related to skin and hair, blood cir… Show more

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“…Also, patients may be more comfortable with foot washing. In a study by Da-silva et al (2015) on the effect of foot reflexology massage on the improvement of patient's leg in type II diabetes, it had no effect on the foot improvement such as skin and hair (da-Silva, Chaves, de-Carvalho, Carvalho, & Iunes, 2015). This study showed similar results with our study in terms of the improvement of some indices.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 87%
“…Also, patients may be more comfortable with foot washing. In a study by Da-silva et al (2015) on the effect of foot reflexology massage on the improvement of patient's leg in type II diabetes, it had no effect on the foot improvement such as skin and hair (da-Silva, Chaves, de-Carvalho, Carvalho, & Iunes, 2015). This study showed similar results with our study in terms of the improvement of some indices.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 87%
“…The results showed that the application of foot reflexotherapy has contributed significantly to the relief of the acute low back pain related to the work activities of the nursing team, both immediately and mediately. The result converges towards the theory that the stimuli provoked by the reflexotherapy in nerve endings corresponding to the organs and systems of the body, lead to effects such as alleviation of the pain symptoms, as well as other health conditions such as anxiety, stress, insomnia, promotion of well-being, and relaxation 4,11,12 .…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 76%
“…[18]. Foot reflexology had a powerful effect on cardiovascular parameters [19] and it has the most beneficial effect on people with feet impairment especially in type 2 diabetes mellitus [20].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%