Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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Effectiveness of foot Reflexology on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain among Patients with Diabetes



Address:   Ms. Sinam Ranjana Devi1, Mr. B. Venkatesan2
1Lecturer, Institute of Nursing Sciences, Tripura
2Associate Professor cum HOD Medical Surgical Nursing, Padmashree Institute of Nursing, Bangalore also PhD Scholar in Sri Ramachanrda University
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00019.7

ABSTRACT:
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy refers to a condition where the sensitivity of nerves to pain, temperature, and pressure is dulled, particularly in the legs and feet. The presence of peripheral neuropathic pain makes the patient’s medical care more complicated and reduces the patient’s quality of care. The study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of foot reflexology on diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain among patients with diabetes. True experimental pre test post test design was adopted to conduct the present study among 60 diabetes patients with peripheral neuropathic pain selected using Simple random sampling technique at Bangalore Diabetes Hospital, Bangalore. Douleur Neuropathique 4 scale Assessment Tool was used to collect the data. The results revealed that the foot reflexology is effective on peripheral neuropathic pain among diabetes patients.
KEYWORDS:
Reflexology, Diabetic, Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
Cite:
Sinam Ranjana Devi, B. Venkatesan. Effectiveness of foot Reflexology on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain among Patients with Diabetes. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2018; 6(2): 91-92.
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