Mahmood Najafian | Iran

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Mahmood Najafian

Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


  • Research   
    Effect of Foot Reflexology on Vital Parameters and Anxiety of Hypertensive Patients: A Clinical Trial Study
    Author(s): Zahra Najafiana* and Mahmood Najafian

    Introduction: Complementary medicine interventions are now successfully used to stabilize physiological parameters and reduce anxiety within different procedures. The present study aimed to examine the effect of foot reflexology on stabilization physiological parameters and reducing anxiety in hypertensive patients. Methods: In this clinical trial, 90 hypertensive patients were assigned to intervention (received foot reflexology), placebo (received general foot massage), and control (received only routine care of the hospital) groups. Anxiety levels and vital signs were measured before, immediately after, and half an hour after the intervention. Results: Based on our findings in this study, systolic blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate in the intervention and placebo groups were significantly reduced compared to the contro.. Read More»

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