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Massage for Pain Management in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: A Review Study

Ahmadi, Mehrnaz and Ilkhani, Mahnaz and Beiranvand,, Samira and Poormansouri, Saeed and Sedighie4, Ladan (2017) Massage for Pain Management in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: A Review Study. Jundishapur Journal of Chronic Disease Care. ISSN 2322-4207

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Abstract

Context: The most common side effect reported by Sickle cell disease patients is unforeseen and chronic pain crisis. A combination of pharmacological and non-drug treatments is suggested for managing pain in patients with SCD. One of the non-drug treatments is massage therapy. This study aimed to evaluate the use and effectiveness of massage in reducing pain in patients with SCD. Evidence Acquisition: This study is a literature review of the period of 1990 to 2016. The search was done in databases and reputable sites including Medline, Cochrane Library, ProQuest, Ovid, Web of Knowledge, SID, Magiran, and Barakat using the keywords including massage therapy, pain, sickle cell, and patient. A total of 14 articles were selected for review. Results: Among 14 articles, five studies experimentally tested the effect of massage on reducing pain in patients with SCD, while the other nine studies only examined the rate of patients using massage and reported the rate of massage in the range between 5% and 79%. The results of the experimental studies indicated the effectiveness of massage therapy in reducing pain in patients with SCD. Conclusions: Massage therapy is one of the most common types of alternative medicine used for patients with SCD. Studies showed that massage therapy could have a role in reducing pain in patients with SCD. However, more extensive studies are needed in this field.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sickle Cell Disease; Pain Management; Massages Therapy; Review Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: آقای بهرام سوسنی غریب وند
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 07:00
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2018 07:33
URI: http://eprints.ajums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11873

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