Effects of Reflexology Massage on Hair Regrowth After Chemotherapy-induced Alopecia Among Women with Cancer: A Randomised Clinical Trial / Refleksoloji Masajinin Kanser Kadinlarinda Kemoterapiye Bagli Alopesi Sonrasi Saclarin Uzamasina Etkisi: Randomize Bir Klinik Calisma.

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Authors: Haleh Ghavami, Leyla Arjomand, Moloud Radfar and Hamid Reza Khalkhali
Date: July 2020
From: Bezmialem Science(Vol. 8, Issue 3)
Publisher: AVES
Document Type: Article
Length: 3,658 words

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Objective: Chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) is a common unwanted effect related to anti-neoplastic agents. Due to potential CIA, some patients with cancer consider refusing treatment. It negatively affects a patient's perception of appearance and sexuality. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of reflexology massage on hair regrowth after CIA. Methods: This randomised clinical trial was conducted in 60 women with cancer with full alopecia due to chemotherapy. They were divided randomly into two groups: the experimental and control groups. The patients in the experimental group received reflexology massage for 15 min, 3 times daily (per 8 h), for 3 months. Those in the control group only received treatment as usual and routine health care. Data were obtained from the patient information and hair measurement forms. Couliss Vernier was used for hair regrowth measurement. The minimum and maximum hair lengths were measured thrice monthly after intervention started in both groups. Results: Considering baseline full alopecia in both groups, hair regrowth in the experimental group significantly improved compared with the control group (p Conclusion: In women with CIA, reflexology massage can improve hair regrowth after chemotherapy. This study may be added as evidence to the use of reflexology as a nonpharmacologic symptom management technique. Keywords: Alopecia, cancer, chemotherapy, hair, reflexology Amac: Kemoterapiye bagli alopesi (KBA) anti-neoplastik ajanlarin yaygin olan yan etkisidir. Potansiyel KBA'nin etkisi o kadar derin ki, bazi kanserli hastalar tedaviyi reddediyorlar. KBA, hastanin gorunum algisi ve cinselligini olumsuz etkiler. Bu calismanin amaci, refleksoloji masajinin KBA sonrasi sac uzamasi uzerine etkisini belirlemekti. Yontemler: Bu randomize klinik calisma, KBA kanserli 60 kadin uzerinde gerceklestirildi. Hastalar rastgele yontemi ile iki gruba ayrildilar; deney grubu ve kontrol grubu. Deney grubundaki ornekler, 3 ay boyunca her gun 15 dakika, gunde 3 kez (8 saatte bir) refleksoloji masaji aldilar. Kontrol grubu, tedavilerini sadece rutin, saglik hizmetlerini normal sekilde aldilar. Veriler hasta bilgi formundan ve sac olcum formundan elde edildi. Sac uzama olcumu icin Couliss Vernier kullanildi. Mudahalenin baslamasindan sonra her ay minimum ve maksimum sac uzunluklari her iki grupta 3 kez olculdu. Bulgular: Calismanin iki grubunda baslangictaki tam alopesi goz onune alindiginda, calismanin sonunda deney grubu kadinlarda saclarin yeniden uzamasi, kontrol grubuna gore anlamli olarak artmistir (p Sonuc: KBA'si olan kadinlar icin, refleksoloji masaji kemoterapiden sonra saclarinin yeniden uzamasini artirabilir. Bu calisma, refleksoloji masaji farmakolojik olmayan bir semptom yonetimi teknigi olarak kullanilmasina iliskin kanitlar ekleyebilir. Anahtar Sozcukler: Alopesi, kanser, kemoterapi, sac, refleksoloji

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Ghavami, Haleh, et al. "Effects of Reflexology Massage on Hair Regrowth After Chemotherapy-induced Alopecia Among Women with Cancer: A Randomised Clinical Trial / Refleksoloji Masajinin Kanser Kadinlarinda Kemoterapiye Bagli Alopesi Sonrasi Saclarin Uzamasina Etkisi: Randomize Bir Klinik Calisma." Bezmialem Science, vol. 8, no. 3, July 2020, pp. 215+. Accessed 24 Sept. 2021.
  

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