Rehab Centers: Feasibility and Effect of Chair Massage Offered to Nurses During Work Hours On Stress-Related Symptoms: A Pilot Study.

Feasibility and effect of chair massage offered to nurses during work hours on stress-related symptoms: A pilot study.

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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2012 Nov; 18(4): 212-5
Engen DJ, Wahner-Roedler DL, Vincent A, Chon TY, Cha SS, Luedtke CA, Loehrer LL, Dion LJ, Rodgers NJ, Bauer BA

This study assessed feasibility and effect of weekly, 15-min chair massages during work for 38 nurses. Mean Perceived Stress Scale-14 (PSS-14), Smith Anxiety Scale (SAS), linear analog self-assessment scale (LASA), and symptom visual analog scale (SX-VAS) scores were tracked at baseline, 5 weeks, and 10 weeks. Of 400 available massage appointments, 329 were used. At 10 weeks, mean PSS-14 score decreased from 17.85 to 14.92 (P = .002); mean SAS score, from 49.45 to 40.95 (P < .001). Mean LASA score increased from 42.39 to 44.84 (P = .006); mean SX-VAS score, from 65.03 to 74.47 (P < .001). Massages for nurses during work hours reduced stress-related symptoms. HubMed – rehab


Enhanced external counterpulsation: A novel therapy for angina.

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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2012 Nov; 18(4): 197-203
Braverman DL

Improved pharmacological, invasive, and surgical therapies for cardiovascular diseases over the last few decades have led to an increase in life expectancy of individuals with angina. Despite treatment with multiple medications and invasive procedures, these patients remain symptomatic and functionally limited. Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a safe, noninvasive, well-tolerated, and clinically effective outpatient physical therapy for many patients with refractory angina. Numerous trials demonstrate positive clinical responses to EECP, including reductions in angina and nitrate use, increase in exercise tolerance, and enhanced quality of life. Several mechanisms are thought responsible for the clinical benefits of this therapy. Despite the marked success rates EECP achieves, the treatment remains largely unknown. This review will summarize the current evidence for the use of EECP and spark a better understanding of the potential role of this treatment.
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