Review of Studies Evaluating the Efficacy of Abdominal Massage in Neurologic Diseases


Baykal D., Yildirim D., Can G.

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE JOURNAL OF NURSING-FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HEMSIRELIK DERGISI, cilt.26, ss.45-53, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.26650/fnjn.387205
  • Dergi Adı: FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE JOURNAL OF NURSING-FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HEMSIRELIK DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.45-53

Özet

Aim: Abdominal massage produces stimuli through the skin, which initiates a reflex response in sphincters and results in clenching and flexing of sphincters. Abdominal massage has been used to prevent constipation for several years. Digestive secretions and muscle motility increase due to this stimulation of the parasympathetic system. Consequently, the rates of gastric emptying and bowel peristalsis increase, leading to defecation. Studies conducted till date have shown that abdominal massage decreases distension and pain and increases the frequency of defecation and gastric motility. The purpose of this article is to review the studies evaluating the efficacy of abdominal massage in patients with neurologic diseases.