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Överskrift A randomized, controlled study of the pain- and tension-reducing effects of 15 min workplace massage treatments versus seated rest for nurses in a large teaching hospital
Upplaga 4(2)
Sidor 81-88.
Överskrift A randomized, controlled study of the pain- and tension-reducing effects of 15 min workplace massage treatments versus seated rest for nurses in a large teaching hospital
Beskrivning OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether a series of eight 15 min, on-site massage treatments would be effective in reducing pain and tension in nursing staff at a large teaching hospital. HYPOTHESES: On-site massage treatment would result in reduced pain intensity and tension levels and increased relaxation compared with a control group receiving seated rest. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial of eight sessions of Swedish massage therapy versus eight sessions of seated rest. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-two hospital staff (29 registered nurses and three clerical staff) volunteers. SETTING: Participants were recruited from a tertiary care centre. OUTCOME MEASURES: Pulse rate (beats/min), pain measured using a 10 cm Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), tension (VAS), relaxation (yes/no) and the Profile of Mood States (POMS) were measured before and after each session. RESULTS: The groups did not differ significantly on baseline demographic variables or in attendance rates. Post-treatment VAS pain, VAS tension, and total POMS scores showed the same pattern of results: one-way ANCOVAs revealed a significant effect of the covariate (mean pretreatment score averaged across sessions attended) and a significant main effect for groups indicating that post-treatment pain, tension and POMS scores were significantly lower in the massage group than in he seated rest group (all P_0.001). A greater proportion of the massage group reported a sense of relaxation, and had pain and tension relief that persisted for up to a day or longer post massage (P_0.0009). CONCLUSIONS: The provision of on-site massage treatments for nursing staff at a large teaching hospital resulted in significant reductions in pain and tension levels and an increase in overall mood compared with a control group that received seated rest.
Källa Pain Res Manage
Publicerad 1999
Författare A Wowk, Carli P, D Culp, H Wakeling, J Katz, Rozenberg A

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