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Mahdavipoor F, Sadat Z, Mirbagher-ajorpaz N, Kafaei-Atrian M. The Effect of Foot Reflexology on the Quality of Life of Postmenopausal Women. JCCNC. 2022; 8 (3)
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1- Rahnemoon hospital, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2- , Ph.D in Health education and Health promotion, Trauma Nursing Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
3- Ph.D in nursing, Nursing Trauma Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
4- Ph.D in Health education and Health promotion Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran , kafaeima@gmail.com
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Background: Menopausal women experience unpleasant physical and mental symptoms that adversely affect their quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of foot reflexology on the quality of life of postmenopausal women.
 Methods: This quasi-experimental study was performed on 90 postmenopausal women referred to comprehensive health centers in Yazd province- Iran.The subjects were randomly allocated to two equal groups of intervention and control. The intervention group received 15 minutes of foot reflexology on each foot, twice a week for six consecutive weeks. No intervention was performed in the control group. Data was collected by menopause-specific quality of life (MENQOL) questionnaire. Quality of life scores were compared between the groups before, immediately after the intervention and two months after the intervention using Repeated Measures ANOVA. Data analysis was performed using SPSS version 19. Significance level was set at 0.05. 
Results: The mean scores of the quality of life in the intervention group before, immediately after, and two months after the study were 77.44±19.05, 58.02±15.29, and 55.26±12.37, respectively. In the control group, these scores were 75.71±19.02, 74.82±16.84, and 75.46±18.05, respectively. Using Repeated Measures ANOVA, the comparison of the mean scores of quality of life in the intervention group indicated that the scores have decreased over time (P<0.001).
Conclusions: The results showed that foot reflexology could improve postmenopausal women’s quality of life. Due to the simple and easy learning of reflexology, its training is recommended to all menopausal women to improve their quality of life.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2022/04/13 | Accepted: 2022/05/30 | Published: 2022/08/6

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