How Effective is Swedish Massage on Blood Glucose Level in Children with Diabetes Mellitus?

  • Firoozeh Sajedi Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Zahra Kashaninia Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Samaneh Hoseinzadeh Department of Biostatistics, Tarbiat Modares University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Akram Abedinipoor Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran.
Keywords: Blood glucose, Diabetes Mellitus, Massage, Child

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the effect of Swedish massage on blood glucose level in children with diabetes mellitus (DM). It was prospective randomized controlled trial study that conducted on 36 children, 6-12 years old with DM, recruited from a hospital in Qom City, Iran. The children were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Swedish massage was performed 15 minutes, 3 times a week, for 3 months in intervention group. The blood glucose levels were evaluated immediately after every session of massage in two groups. The mean ages of children in the intervention (n=18) and control (n=18) groups were 9.05 ± 1.55 and 9.83 ±2.03 years respectively. There was statistically no significant difference in blood glucose levels before intervention between two groups (P=0.586), but the blood glucose levels were lower significantly in intervention group in comparison with control group after intervention (P

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Sajedi F, Kashaninia Z, Hoseinzadeh S, Abedinipoor A. How Effective is Swedish Massage on Blood Glucose Level in Children with Diabetes Mellitus?. Acta Med Iran. 49(9):592-597.
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