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The Effect of SSBM Massage on Anxiety and Fatigue of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Atashi, Vajihe (2014) The Effect of SSBM Massage on Anxiety and Fatigue of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. journal of applied environmental and biological sciences.

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ABSTRACT Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases of central nervous system. Chronic nature of disease, indefinite prognosis and treatment and its early onset are the features that lead to variety of physical and psychological disorders. Anxiety and fatigue are the more prevalent disorders, experienced by these patients. This study aimed to investigate the effect of SSBM massage on anxiety and fatigue of patients with multiple sclerosis. In a quasi-experimental study, 62 patients were selected from the patients registered in MS Association of Qazvin, Iran. Participants were randomly allocated to study and control groups. Every patient received SSBM massage in seven sessions of ten minutes. Data were collected using three questionnaires of demographic variables, fatigue severity scale and Spielberger Anxiety questionnaire. Anxiety and fatigue were assessed before and 24 hours after the last session of SSBM massage. Descriptive and inferential statistics (independent and paired T-test) were used to analysis the data. P value of 0.05was considered significant. Mean scores of fatigue severity were not significantly different before intervention in study and control groups (48.3 vs. 48.86). In addition, anxiety scores were not significantly different before intervention in study and control groups (51.53 vs. 51.63). After intervention, fatigue severity and anxiety scores were significantly different in two groups. Mean scores of fatigue severity were 33.12 and 53.20 for study and control groups respectively (p<0.001), and anxiety scores were 38.65 and 52.13 in study and control groups respectively (p<0.001).According to the present study, SSBM massage as a non-invasive, complementary procedure could be an effective intervention to reduce fatigue and anxiety in patients with multiple sclerosis. KEY WORDS: Complementary medicine, SSBM Massage, Anxiety, Fatigue, Multiple sclerosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > schools > snm
Depositing User: pr Nursing and Midwifery School
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 08:05
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 07:57
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5979

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