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Systematic review of the efficacy of reflexology

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, May 21, 2008.

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    The efficacy of reflexology: systematic review.
    Wang MY, Tsai PS, Lee PH, Chang WY, Yang CM.
    J Adv Nurs. 2008 Jun;62(5):512-20
     
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    Effects of reflexotherapy on acute postoperative pain and anxiety among patients with digestive cancer.
    Tsay SL, Chen HL, Chen SC, Lin HR, Lin KC.
    Cancer Nurs. 2008 Mar-Apr;31(2):109-15.
     
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    The effectiveness of foot reflexology in inducing ovulation: a sham-controlled randomized trial.
    Holt J, Lord J, Acharya U, White A, O'Neill N, Shaw S, Barton A.
    Fertil Steril. 2008 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]
     
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    Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of using foot reflexology to improve quality of sleep amongst Taiwanese postpartum women.
    Li CY, Chen SC, Li CY, Gau ML, Huang CM.
    Midwifery. 2009 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print]
     
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    Effects of Foot Reflexology on Fatigue, Sleep and Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
    Lee J, Han M, Chung Y, Kim J, Choi J.
    J Korean Acad Nurs. 2011 Dec;41(6):821-33
     
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    Foot reflexology can increase vagal modulation, decrease sympathetic modulation, and lower blood pressure in healthy subjects and patients with coronary artery disease.
    Lu WA, Chen GY, Kuo CD.
    Altern Ther Health Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;17(4):8-14.
     
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    The Effect of Foot Reflexology Massage on Pain and Fatigue of Patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
    Masoumeh1 Bagheri Nesami, Nahid ZargaR , Afshin Gholipour Baradari ,
    J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2012, 22(92): 51-62
     
  10. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    yet:
    The full text is in Iranian, so I can not check, but I suspect.....
    ...they did a within groups comparison when the analysis this type of study should be a between groups comparison.
     
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    Effects of foot reflexology on pain and physiological parameters after cesarean section
    Mehrnoosh Khoshtarash , Atefeh Ghanbari , Mohammad Reza Yegane , Ehsan Kazemnejhad , Parvine Rezasoltani
    Koomesh. 2012; 14 (1) :109-116
     
  12. Craig Payne

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    :bash: :bang: :craig:

    Yet another flawed analysis; they did a within groups analysis when they should have done a between groups analysis!!!!!
     
  13. David Smith

    David Smith Well-Known Member

    As this is a fairly obvious protocol one would have to ask could it really be a genuine mistake!?

    Dave
     
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    The Effect of foot reflexology on anxiety during of labor on primiparous
    Soheila Moghimi Hanjani, Mahnaz Shoghy, Zahra Mehdizadeh Torzani, Golnoosh Ahmadi, Mitra Khodadvastan Shahraki
    Full text (PDF)
     
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    Reflexology has an acute (immediate) haemodynamic effect in healthy volunteers: A double-blind randomised controlled trial.
    Jones J, Thomson P, Lauder W, Howie K, Leslie SJ.
    Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2012 Nov;18(4):204-11.
     
  16. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Based on the abstract, that was NOT a double-blind randomised controlled trial! It looks more like a repeated measures study with subjects acting as their own controls. .... also not sure what they think double blinded means, but surely the person providing the "reflexology" was not blind to themselves applying it!
    ...need to get the full paper on Monday!
     
  17. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Got the full paper; it was not a double blinded RCT; it was a crossover design. The researcher doing the heart measurements and the subject were blinded as to the intervention being used, but the person applying the intervention was obviously not blinded.

    There appears to be issues with multiple comparisons and given the p was 0.035 for just one of the multiple outcome variables, we can put this one to bed.
     
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    Is There a Specific Hemodynamic Effect in Reflexology? A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.
    Jones J, Thomson P, Irvine K, Leslie SJ.
    J Altern Complement Med. 2012 Oct 16.
     
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    A Proposed Reductionist Solution to Address the Methodological Challenges of Inconsistent Reflexology Maps and Poor Experimental Controls in Reflexology Research: A Discussion Paper.
    Jones J, Thomson P, Lauder W, Leslie SJ.
    J Altern Complement Med. 2012 Oct 16.
     
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    Health-Related Quality-of-Life Outcomes: A Reflexology Trial With Patients With Advanced-Stage Breast Cancer.
    Wyatt G, Sikorskii A, Rahbar MH, Victorson D, You M.
    Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012 Nov 1;39(6):568-77
     
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    Press Release:
    Ancient foot massage technique may ease cancer symptoms
     
  22. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    reflexology may aid cancer sufferers manage symptoms

    michigan university study says reflexologymay help cancer sufferers manage thier condtion. . is this abit like saying anna nicole smith married for love.why just massage the feetl lets have a comparative study between indian head massage and foot massage. I am sure any type of massage will provide patients with a positive outcome. i personnally last month had a full body massage and facial at a top spar as a freebie it was fantastic but at around 200 pounds for 3 hours it is a little excessive. dont think i would have liked to pay the bill.
     
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