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Efficacy of Ezio foot massage intervention to reduce the impact of chemotherapy adverse effects among children with haematological and solid tumors at AIMS, Kochi, Kerala


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Abstract

FM has been practised for thousands of years in different parts of the world, including Egypt, India and China. Objectives: To identify the level of nausea, vomiting, insomnia, fatigue among the control and experimental group children before chemotherapy administration. 2,3,4,5 are to assess the efficacy of EFM in reducing the CINV, Insomnia, and Fatigue among children with haematological and solid tumours respectively. Materials &methods: The tool consists of 3 sections. I Demographic profile, II Clinical profile, III Modified (NCICTC) version 3.0 was used to explore the AE of chemotherapy and its severity. Sampling technique adopted cluster randomization, the size 140 children the first 70 were selected for the control group and the next 70 were allotted for the experimental group. The Factorial research design was used [2 X 4 X 10 (2 X 5)] with repeated measures for the last variable. Results: The non-significant PCL- AE assessment between the control and experimental groups shows that both groups were more or less similar and comparable. The significant ‘P’ value of the highest order of interaction effect between Assessment, Drug and Group confirms that children in the experimental group who received FM the AE of nausea (P=0.016), vomiting (P=.001), Insomnia (P=0.000) and fatigue (P=0.000) Conclusion: The EFM, significantly, reduces the chemotherapy AE such as nausea, vomiting, insomnia and fatigue.

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adverse effects, complementary and alternative medicine, chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, cancer related fatigue, ezio foot massage, foot massage

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