THE EFFECTS OF WRAPPED WARM FOOTBATH ON THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS AND PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES IN TERMINAL CANCER INPATIENTS

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164851
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE EFFECTS OF WRAPPED WARM FOOTBATH ON THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS AND PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES IN TERMINAL CANCER INPATIENTS
Author(s):
Yamamoto, Keiko
Author Details:
Keiko Yamamoto, Associate Professor, Yokohama, Japan, email: keilui@yokohama-cu.ac.jp
Abstract:
Research Study: The effects of Wrapped Warm Footbath (soaking feet with a plastic bag wrapped up to the knee), a newly improved footbath technique, on the autonomic nervous system and psychoneuroimmunological activities were evaluated in terminal cancer inpatients. The footbath, originally developed for palliative care, is reported to be effective in the palliative care. This study examined the immediate effects of the footbath on autonomic, neuroimmunological and psychological activities in terminal cancer inpatients volunteers at a time. The mechanisms of the footbath are complex and unclear. In this study, for the effects of the footbath, autonomic, neuroimmunological and psychological evaluation were enlightened especially. Eighteen subjects were divided into a footbath group (n=9) and a control group (n=9). The subjects received the footbath for 30 min and the control group were measured in supine position without The footbath Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis by every second with wavelet transformation was used for evaluation of the autonomic, sympathetic and parasympathetic activities. Salivary secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA), and salivary cortisol levels were used as neuroimmunological parameters. Psychological conditions were measured using a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Face Scale (FS). The low frequency component (LF: 0.04-0.15Hz)/HF intra-footbath period and post-footbath period were significantly decreased in the footbath group (p=0.005). The high frequency component (HF: 0.15-0.4Hz) of HRV were not significantly increased in both groups. The sIgA was significantly increased in the footbath group (p=0.05).The cortisol level tended to be reduced in both groups. The changes in VAS and FS showed that the footbath group was relaxed significantly (p=0.05). Moreover, the changes in pain score showed that the footbath group tended to be relieved from pain (p=0.058). Evaluation by the VAS and FS suggested that the patients in the footbath group were significantly relaxed and tended to be relieved from pain. Wrapped Warm Footbath will be an effective method for relaxation, as it induces a significant decrease of sympathetic activity. Moreover, wavelet analysis of the HRV is a good indicator of the psychological condition in the time course of the footbath.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTHE EFFECTS OF WRAPPED WARM FOOTBATH ON THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS AND PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES IN TERMINAL CANCER INPATIENTSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYamamoto, Keikoen_US
dc.author.detailsKeiko Yamamoto, Associate Professor, Yokohama, Japan, email: keilui@yokohama-cu.ac.jpen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164851-
dc.description.abstractResearch Study: The effects of Wrapped Warm Footbath (soaking feet with a plastic bag wrapped up to the knee), a newly improved footbath technique, on the autonomic nervous system and psychoneuroimmunological activities were evaluated in terminal cancer inpatients. The footbath, originally developed for palliative care, is reported to be effective in the palliative care. This study examined the immediate effects of the footbath on autonomic, neuroimmunological and psychological activities in terminal cancer inpatients volunteers at a time. The mechanisms of the footbath are complex and unclear. In this study, for the effects of the footbath, autonomic, neuroimmunological and psychological evaluation were enlightened especially. Eighteen subjects were divided into a footbath group (n=9) and a control group (n=9). The subjects received the footbath for 30 min and the control group were measured in supine position without The footbath Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis by every second with wavelet transformation was used for evaluation of the autonomic, sympathetic and parasympathetic activities. Salivary secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA), and salivary cortisol levels were used as neuroimmunological parameters. Psychological conditions were measured using a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Face Scale (FS). The low frequency component (LF: 0.04-0.15Hz)/HF intra-footbath period and post-footbath period were significantly decreased in the footbath group (p=0.005). The high frequency component (HF: 0.15-0.4Hz) of HRV were not significantly increased in both groups. The sIgA was significantly increased in the footbath group (p=0.05).The cortisol level tended to be reduced in both groups. The changes in VAS and FS showed that the footbath group was relaxed significantly (p=0.05). Moreover, the changes in pain score showed that the footbath group tended to be relieved from pain (p=0.058). Evaluation by the VAS and FS suggested that the patients in the footbath group were significantly relaxed and tended to be relieved from pain. Wrapped Warm Footbath will be an effective method for relaxation, as it induces a significant decrease of sympathetic activity. Moreover, wavelet analysis of the HRV is a good indicator of the psychological condition in the time course of the footbath.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:09Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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