Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2019)
Effectiveness of therapeutic back massage in promotion of sleep and reduction of pain MONG post CABG patients
Author(s): Sangeetha, C Ajitha Retnam
Abstract: Sleep and rest are human needs essential to all individual physical and physiological wellbeing. Pain, stress anxiety, and sleep disorders are common after surgery. Poor level of sleep on the post-operative period may be due to several factors including pain from surgical incision, presence of thoracic drain, pain caused by prolonged time in bed, and high anxiety levels. Massage therapy (MT) is a technique that promotes the manual mobilization of several structures from both muscle and subcutaneous tissue, by applying mechanical force to tissues. Quasi experimental pre-test, post-test control group research design was used in this study. Purposive sampling technique was used to obtain 60 samples that were undergone CABG surgery.