Effect of Sole Reflex on Pregnant Women's Constipation Severity

Ghaffari, Fatemeh and Poor Ghaznain, Tayebe and Shamsalinia, Abasali (2007) Effect of Sole Reflex on Pregnant Women's Constipation Severity. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 10 (2). pp. 27-38.

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Abstract

Introduction: Mental and physical physiologic changes of pregnancy effects all the mother’s body systems consisting digestive tract. Among the digestive problems, the most prevalent ones in pregnant women are nausea, vomiting, heart burn, and constipation. Today, use of non–chemical and non–invasive methods is of priority in treatment of digestive problems in pregnancy; therefore, this research was done with the purpose of determination of effect of sole reflexology on pregnant women's constipation severity. Material and Methods: This research was a two–group clinical trail, performed in 2005-2006 in health care centers of Ramsar. The sample in every group (case and control) consisted of 50 pregnant women suffering from constipation, selected by fitted pairs sampling method. Demographic and constipation situation data was collected by personal properties method and questionnaire of constipation investigation. Data wa analyzed by descriptive statistics and frequency distribution tables, using χ 2 and T- pair test. Results: T–pair test showed the significant difference between average and criterion deviation of constipation severity after and before of reflexology in case group (p =0/000); in control group such difference between average and criterion deviation of constipation severity in the begining and end of study was not seen. Conclusion: Regarding the fact that constipation outbreak in pregnancy and effect of reflexology in reduction of constipation is emerging, the necessity of reflexology as a fully and substitutly method in treatment was shown.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 15:09
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 15:09
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6277

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