Learning Objective 1: the comparison of severity pain in case and control group before intervention
Learning Objective 2: the comparison of severity pain in case and control group after intervention
Purpose : this study was a clinical trial to investigate the eefect of foot and hand massage on postoperative cardiac pain in the ICU and cardiac surgery wards of gollestan hospital of Ahwaz city.
Material & Method: sixty-nine subjects were randomly assigned to either control (n=33) or massage group (n=32). The massage group whether a 20minute foot and hand massage each extremity 5 minutes and pain intensity measured by VAS and other variables were measured by check list before and after massage in two groups.
Findings (Results): There was statistically significant difference on the pain intensity & type and amount additional sedative druge between two groups after intervention (massage) (p-value = 0.000)
Discussion and Conclusion: According to the obtained findings first and two hypothesis be approved, and the pain was reduced by the intervention thus, supporting the effectiveness of massage in postoperative cardiac surgical pain.