The burden of chronic kidney disease is
increasing in alarming proportion all over the world.
Hemodialysis is a well-recognized modality of treating
patients having end stage renal disease. Foot reflexology
serves to relax, improve circulation and promote a
general feeling of wellness among hemodialysis patients.
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of foot reflexology on
physiological variables and anxiety among hemodialysis
patients. Material & Methods: A quasi-experimental
pretest posttest control group design was used. Twelve
patients underwent hemodialysis were selected from four
hemodialysis centers. Foot reflexology given for 2 weeks
in an alternative day. Researcher used numerical pain
rating scale for pain, fatigue severity scale for fatigue,
sphygmomanometer for blood pressure, doppler
ultrasound for blood flow and Zung anxiety self-rating
scale for anxiety to collect the data
Keywords : Foot Reflexology, Physiological Variables, Anxiety, Hemodialysis.