The reduction of pain of patients with cancer has an important role to play in enabling effectiveness of foot massage intervention as an independent nursing intervention. The objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of foot massage on level of pain among the patients with cancer.
The research design adopted was quasi-experimental time series pre-test, post-test with control group design. The conceptual framework for this study was based on Wiedenbach’s helping art of clinical nursing theory (1964). The study has been conducted in Devaki cancer hospital and research institute, Madurai.
Non-probability purposive sampling technique has been adopted to select the desired sample. The sample size was 60. As an intervention of 30 minutes of foot massage was administered for experimental group. The data was collected through Numerical Pain assessment scale which is from 0-10 range.
The collected data were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. ‘F’ test was used to evaluate the effectiveness of foot massage on level of cancer pain among the patients with cancer. The obtained ‘F’ value was 50.103.The findings of the study revealed that foot massage helps in decreasing the level of pain among the patients with cancer.
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Jeenath Justin Doss K.. Effectiveness of Foot Massage on Level of Pain among Patients with Cancer. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(2): April- June 2014; Page 228-231.