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Τετάρτη, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2014

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http://www.positivehealth.com/article/reflexology/how-reflexology-can-support-those-living-with-dementia

There are a growing number of research studies and trials in relation to reflexology and the following paper by Nancy A Hodgson RN PhD CS Efficacy of Reflexology as a Palliative Treatment in Nursing Home residents with Dementia: Pilot Study July 2006[2] suggests that reflexology “may be an effective treatment for older adults with dementia, appearing to relieve pain and improve psychological well-being”.
Hodgson’s results showed that the following analysis of variance for repeated measures demonstrated a significantly greater decrease in symptoms of pain, depression and physiologic measures of stress for the residents given reflexology treatment than for those in the control group. The conclusion was that “these clinical findings support the use of reflexology in nursing home residents with mild/moderate dementia.”