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Se Hwa Hong 2 Articles
The Effects of Foot Reflexology on Arthralgia, Ankylosis, Depression, and Sleep in Community-dwelling Elderly Women with Osteoarthritis
Chung Soon Kim, Kwang Soo Yoo, Se Hwa Hong
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2014;25(3):207-216.   Published online September 30, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2014.25.3.207
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PURPOSE
This study was conducted to examine the effects of foot reflexology on arthralgia, ankylosis, depression and sleep in community-dwelling elderly women with osteoarthritis.
METHODS
The research adopted a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Participants were 47 elderly women: 22 in the experimental group and 25 in the control group. The experimental group received foot reflexology twice a week for 4 weeks. The results were analyzed using chi2-test, t-test, and ANCOVA with the SPSS/WIN 21.0 program.
RESULTS
The results showed that foot reflexology was statistically significantly effective in reducing arthralgia, ankylosis, and depression and in improving the quality of sleep as evidenced by differences between two groups.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study indicated that foot reflexology is an effective nursing intervention in reducing arthralgia, ankylosis, and depression, and improving the quality of sleep. Therefore, it is necessary to develop foot reflexology as an independent nursing intervention for elderly women with osteoarthritis in community.

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    Yunhee Park, Hyun Jung Yun
    Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing.2022; 29(1): 67.     CrossRef
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    Journal of Korean Medicine.2020; 41(3): 138.     CrossRef
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    Journal of the Korean Data and Information Science Society.2016; 27(3): 773.     CrossRef
  • The Effect of Laughter Therapy on Arthralgia, Ankylosis, Depression, and Sleep of Elderly Housebound Women with Osteoarthritis
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    Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science.2015; 17(2): 123.     CrossRef
The Effects of Foot Reflexology on Sleep, Depression and Skin Temperature of the Female Elderly at Home
Chung Soon Kim, Se Hwa Hong, Se Ryeong Kim, Yeo Jin Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2011;22(4):409-419.   Published online December 31, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2011.22.4.409
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AbstractAbstract PDF
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of foot reflexology on sleep, depression and skin temperature of the female elderly at home.
METHODS
This research used the non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The participants were 45 elders residing at home: 23 in the experimental group and 22 in the control group. The experimental group received 30-minute foot reflexology 8 times for 2 weeks. The results were analyzed using chi2 test, t-test with the SPSS/WIN 12.0 program.
RESULTS
The results showed that foot reflexology was significantly effective in improving the quality of sleep, reducing depression, and raising the temperature of both feet. However, the temperature of both palms was not statistically significantly different between the two groups.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study indicated that foot reflexology is an effective nursing intervention in improving the quality of sleep, reducing depression, and raising the temperature of both feet. Therefore, it is recommended to use foot reflexology as a complementary nursing intervention for elderly women at home in community.

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  • Effects of Non-Pharmacological Interventions to Improve the Sleep of Korean Elderly: A Systematic Review
    Yunhee Park, Hyun Jung Yun
    Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing.2022; 29(1): 67.     CrossRef
  • Effects of aroma self-foot reflexology on peripheral neuropathy, peripheral skin temperature, anxiety, and depression in gynaecologic cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: A randomised controlled trial
    Gie Ok Noh, Kyung Sook Park
    European Journal of Oncology Nursing.2019; 42: 82.     CrossRef
  • The Effects of Foot Reflexology on Arthralgia, Ankylosis, Depression, and Sleep in Community-dwelling Elderly Women with Osteoarthritis
    Chung Soon Kim, Kwang Soo Yoo, Se Hwa Hong
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2014; 25(3): 207.     CrossRef

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