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Iran South Med J 2013, 16(5): 304-310 Back to browse issues page
The effect of massage on pain intensity in patients with knee surgery by Arthroscopy technique
Hedayatollah Allahgani, Mohammad Rahimi Mediseh, Jafar Moghaddasi1, Safar Ali Esmaieli Vardanjani
1- , moghaddasi@skums.ac.ir
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Background: Pain as a main social problem has involved millions of people. Surface massag is one of the effective ways for reducing pain after surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of surface massage technique on pain intensity in knee surgery patients with Arthroscopy technique. Material and Methods: This is a clinical trial study on 60 Knee surgery patientsSamples were selected using conveniencecontinuity method and then they were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. In intervention group, besides routine treatments, patients were taking surface massage technique by the researcher for 20 minutes each day and pain severity was evaluated before and after the surface stroking technique. Control group received only routine medical care and pain severity was evaluated in first and after 20 minutes. Data was analyzed by presenting descriptive and inferential statistics with using SPSS version 15 software. Results: Results showed that there was a statistical different between mean score of pain severity before and after surface massage in intervention group (p <0.001) but this difference wasn't meaningful in control group (p=0.32). Conclusion: Considering surface massage as a safe and effective intervention, it could be used as an easy, cheap and executable method for treating pain in all medical health care centers and even at patient's home.

Keywords: surface massage, pain intensity, knee surgery, Arthroscopy method
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2011/09/3 | Accepted: 2012/02/9 | Published: 2013/10/20
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Allahgani H, Rahimi Mediseh M, Moghaddasi J, Esmaieli Vardanjani S A. The effect of massage on pain intensity in patients with knee surgery by Arthroscopy technique . Iran South Med J. 2013; 16 (5) :304-310
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