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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2010 Aug;40(4):493-502. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.4040/jkan.2010.40.4.493
Uhm DC .
Department of Emergency Medical Technician, Daejeon University, Daejeon, Korea. dchuhm@dju.kr
Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects on immigrant couples' communication, intimacy, conflict and quality of life when using foot massage. METHODS: The research design consisted of pre-and-post test consecutive experimental design through a nonequivalent control group. Data were collected July 6, 2009 to February 27, 2010. The 36 couples were divided into two groups, experimental and control with 18 couples in each group. Foot massage was applied twice a week for 6 weeks by the couples in the experimental group. RESULTS: There were statistically significant increases in communication (p=.011), intimacy (p<.001), quality of life (p=.017) between the couples in the experimental group compared to the control group. There was also a statistically significant decrease in conflict (p=.003) between the couples in the experimental group compared to the control group. CONCLUSION: Foot massage can be applied as a nursing intervention for improvement of marital relationship in immigrant couples.

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