This database contains 6 studies, archived under the term: "massage"
Ear therapy and massage therapy in the elderly with dementia: a pilot study
Objective: To assess the impact of massage versus ear acupuncture on behavior and participation in occupational therapy of dementia patients.; Methods: We performed a controlled, randomized longitudinal trial approved by the Bioethics Commission of the University of Extremadura. One hundred twenty elderly subjects with dementia institutionalized in residential homes in Extremadura (Spain) received treatment based […]
Foot massage and physiological stress in people with dementia: A randomized controlled trial
Background: The anxiety associated with unfamiliar surroundings, the disorientation and mental confusion, and the social isolation that accompanies dementia can often create increased stress for people living in long-term care settings. Such a response is thought to affect the autonomic nervous system and result in emotional and physical symptoms of distress that may be manifested […]