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Efficacy of Reflexology in Prevention of Post-Operative Nausea-Vomiting after General Surgery

Shweta Choudhary

AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi, India.

*Corresponding author: Shweta Choudhary

Published: March 1,2021


In this study, we tried to find out the efficacy of reflexology in prevention of post-operative nausea and vomiting. Different types of methods have been used for prevention of post-operative nausea and vomiting. Conventional Method-Antiemetic-emeset (2-4 mg). Promethazine (12.5-25 mg), Metaclopromide (25-50 mg) non-conventional method-acupressure, acupuncture, and reflexology. The purpose of the paper is to find the efficacy of reflexology in patients with postoperative nausea and vomiting after general surgery. The method is that 60 adult patients of general surgery from The All India Institute of Medical Science over the period of 2001-2005. Patients were divided randomly into two groups: Group I: Reflexology group (foot reflexology and required quantity of standard drugs) and Group II: Control group (standard quantity of standard drugs). Standard drugs included: Metaclopromide (25-50 mg), emeset (2-4 mg). Promethazine (12.5-25 mg). V and Nausea and vomiting score was measured at a time interval of 0 hr (is time which patient as shifted to recovery room), 2 hrs, 6 hrs, 24 hrs. 0, 1, 2, 3, numbering has been used for nausea and vomiting.


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Efficacy of Reflexology in Prevention of Post-Operative Nausea-Vomiting after General Surgery

How to cite this paper: Shweta Choudhary. (2021) Efficacy of Reflexology in Prevention of Post-Operative Nausea-Vomiting after General Surgery. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research5(2), 116-126.