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2020 Aug

Pain Manag Nurs



Efficacy of Precise Foot Massage Therapy on Pain and Anxiety Following Cardiac Surgery: Pilot Study.


Alameri R, Dean G, Castner J, Volpe E, Elghoneimy Y, Jungquist C
Pain Manag Nurs. 2020 Aug; 21(4):314-322.
PMID: 31734151.


Pain is the most pervasive distressing symptom following cardiac surgery. Forty percent of postoperative cardiac patients report inadequate pain management. Undertreated acute pain results in increased anxiety, delayed wound healing, and increased chance of persistent chronic pain. Foot massage is a safe, visible complementary approach to manage acute pain following surgery.