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The Effect of Massage on Anticipatory Anxiety and Procedural Pain in Patients with Burn Injury
Tahereh Najafi Ghezeljeh, Fatimah Mohaddes Ardebili , Forough Rafii,, Farzad Manafi
Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Pain related to burn injuries is one of the most troublesome pain intensity. This study aimed to investigate the effect of massage on anticipatory anxiety, procedural pain intensity, vital signs and relaxation level of patients with burn injury.


In this quasi-experimental study, through convenience sampling, 60 hospitalized adult burn patients were selected from a specialized burn and reconstructive hospital. Subjects were assigned to massage and control groups through simple randomization. Massage was offered by using non aromatic oil about 10-15 minutes before wound care on intact part of the body once a day for 20 minutes on patients' bedside for 3 consecutive days. In the 3 days, the control group did not received any massage and were asked to stay at bed. Demographic and clinical characteristics and vital signs, Visual Analogue Scale and the Persian version of Burn Specific Pain Anxiety Scale were used to determine baseline and procedural pain, anxiety and relaxation levels and anticipatory anxiety.


No significant difference was noted between mean score of pain intensity, anxiety and relaxation level, and vital signs in massage and control groups after intervention following wound care. In massage and control groups, there was no significant differences between mean scores of anticipatory anxiety before and after intervention. There was no significant difference between the mean scores of anticipatory anxiety in massage and control groups after intervention prior wound care.


Massage was shown not to have any effect on anticipatory anxiety and procedural pain. 

Keywords: Anticipatory anxiety, Burn, Massage, Pain
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2015/09/25 | Accepted: 2016/11/2 | Published: 2016/11/2
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Najafi Ghezeljeh T, Mohaddes Ardebili F, Rafii, F, Manafi F. The Effect of Massage on Anticipatory Anxiety and Procedural Pain in Patients with Burn Injury. wjps. 2017; 6 (1) :40-47
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