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Reflexology in the management of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy: A pilot randomized controlled trial
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• Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) can limete patient's quality of life functions.
• Reflexology increases the level of the quality of life functions related CIPN.
• Reflexology can be recommended to the patients.
The current experimental study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of reflexology
on the management of symptoms and functions of chemotherapy-
This study was conducted as a randomized controlled trial in 60 patients (30 experimental
and 30 control patients) who had chemotherapy-
The majority of the patients were being treated for gastrointestinal or breast cancer
and were primarily receiving Eloxatine-
It was determined that reflexology is reflexology is effective method in the management of patients’ sensory functions related CIPN.
Elsevier European Journal of Oncology Nursing
Volume 32, February 2018, Pages 12-
European Journal of Oncology Nursing