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Reflexology and Quality of Life

2017-09-13 00:23:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is a randomized, controlled and blind clinical trial with 60 type 2 diabetes patients divided into 2 groups of 30 patients each, Control Group (CG) and Treatment Group (TG). The TG will receive self-care guidelines with feet and 12 sessions of foot reflexology, while the CG will only receive the guideline.

Description

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of reflexology on the quality of life and functional capacity of patients at risk for diabetic neuropathy. This is a randomized, controlled and blind clinical trial with type 2 diabetes patients. The elegibility criteria are 10 years or more of diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, between the ages of 50 to 75 years, both sexes, and registered in the Primary Health Care Unit of São João or in the Diabetes Education Center in Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. As exclusion criteria, it will be considered the presence of ulcers in the feet, amputations of the lower limbs, deficits in cognitive abilities, and previous treatment using reflexology. For the calculation of the sample size, a pilot test will be conducted with 8 diabetic patients. It will be used the statistical software Bioestat® 5.3 (Mamirauá Institute, Brazil). The sample found was of 60 patients who were divided into 2 groups of 30 patients each, Control Group (CG) and Treatment Group (TG). The TG will receive self-care guidelines with feet and 12 sessions of foot reflexology, while the CG will only receive the guideline. For the evaluations, it will be applied the instrument for quality of life (SF-36) and for functional capacity, the Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire. This research will follow the standards set by resolution 466/12 of the National Health Council, the Vale do Sapucaí University, for research with human beings and will be conducted in accordance with the ethical recommendations of the Declaration of Helsinki.

Study Design

Conditions

Diabetic Foot

Intervention

reflexology, self-care guidelines with feet

Location

Diabetes Education Center
Pouso Alegre
Minas Gerais
Brazil
37550000

Status

Completed

Source

Universidade do Vale do Sapucai

Results (where available)

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