Journal of Holistic Nursing, ( ISI ), Volume (24), No (1), Year (2007-1) , Pages (41-48)

Title : Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Blood Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Level ( Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Blood Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Level )

Authors: زهرا موفقی , مرتضی حسن پور , Mohammad Farsi , پوری هوشمند , فاطمه ابریشمی ,

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BACKGROUND: Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a widely used complementary therapy. This study investigated the effects of TT on hemoglobin and hematocrit level in students who were basically healthy. METHOD: The volunteers with a hemoglobin level less than 12 grams per deciliter (g/dl) were randomly assigned to three groups of TT, mimic therapeutic touch (MT), and control. Blood samples were collected before the first treatment and again a week after the last one and measurements were taken. RESULTS: TT increased the level of hemoglobin (.99 .13 g/dl) and hematocrit (2.82 .43%) significantly. MT also increased the level of hemoglobin (.55 .11 g/dl) and hematocrit (2.75 .44%) significantly. No significant changes were found in the control group. TT increased hemoglobin more effectively than MT (p< .05). CONCLUSIONS: Significant changes of both variables in TT and MTgroups suggest that more careful precision might be needed while selecting individuals as sham therapists in further experiments.

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author = {زهرا موفقی and مرتضی حسن پور and Farsi, Mohammad and پوری هوشمند and فاطمه ابریشمی},
title = {Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Blood Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Level},
journal = {Journal of Holistic Nursing},
year = {2007},
volume = {24},
number = {1},
month = {January},
issn = {0898-0101},
pages = {41--48},
numpages = {7},
keywords = {Therapeutic Touchو complementary therapyو hemoglobinو hematocrit},
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%T Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Blood Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Level
%A زهرا موفقی
%A مرتضی حسن پور
%A Farsi, Mohammad
%A پوری هوشمند
%A فاطمه ابریشمی
%J Journal of Holistic Nursing
%@ 0898-0101
%D 2007

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