Effect of Family Member's Massage Therapy on the Vital Signs and Glasgow Coma Scale Score
The effect of family member's massage therapy on the Vital signs and Glasgow Coma Scale Score of hospitalized patients in Intensive Care Unit: A Triple-blinded Randomized controlled Clinical Trial Study
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||The Effect of Family Members' Massage Therapy on Vital Signs and Glasgow Coma Scale Score of Patients Hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit: A Triple-blinded Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Study|
- Systolic Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Change in Systolic Blood Pressure
- Diastolic Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]change in diastolic blood pressure
- Respiratory Rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]change in respiratory rate
- Pulse Rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]change in pulse rate
- Glasgow Coma Scale [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]change in Glasgow Coma Scale
|Study Start Date:||August 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Family member's massage therapy
Family member's massage therapy
Other: Massage therapy
One session of massage therapy (for 60 minutes) was done by the patient's family member. Almond oil was used for effleurage and massage facilitation. Back, shoulder deltoid muscles, front and posterior parts of legs, arms, forearms, front and back parts of thighs, palms and fingers, metatarsus, front and back of feet and toes, belly and chest, auxiliaries and neck muscles of the patients were massaged. Massage techniques used included static massage, surface tension techniques, stretching massage, superficial lymph unload, transverse friction techniques, and myofacial releasing techniques. All the massage sessions were conducted in the morning shifts. For the control group, there was no intervention and patients just received the routine care of the unit.
Aims and objectives: To determine the effects of family member's massage therapy on the Vital signs and Glasgow Coma Scale Score of hospitalized patients in Intensive Care Unit.
Background: Unalleviated complications related to hospitalization including stress, anxiety, pain, and fear can easily impacts on different systems including brain and stimulates sympatric nerves and as a result causes instabilities in vital signs and deterioration in consciousness level. Alternative and complementary therapies including therapeutic massage have been used to decrease the mentioned side effects.
Design: A Triple-blinded Randomized controlled Clinical Trial Methods: All prolonged hospitalized patients and their families (45 patients and 45 family members in each group) were selected consecutively among the patients admitted in ICU. Data collection tool consisted of two parts. The first part included demographic data (age, mar¬ital status and Body Max Index) and the second part included a checklist to record the patient's vital signs (systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, respiratory rate, and pulse rate). All measurements were conducted in same time in both groups as follow: before the intervention (the whole massage therapy), one hour, two hours, three hours, and four hours. Collected data was analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics utilizing SPSS 11.5 software.
Keywords: Family member's massage therapy; Vital signs; Glasgow coma scale; Intensive care unit; Randomized controlled Clinical Trial; Iran.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01909882
|Iran, Islamic Republic of|
|Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 1956837173|
|Principal Investigator:||amir vahedian-azimi, professor||BMSU|