J Korean Acad Nurs.  2004 Aug;34(5):801-808.

The Effect of Self-Foot Reflexology on the Relief of premenstrual Syndrome and Dysmenorrhea in High School Girls

  • 1Department of Nursing, Dong-Eui University, Korea.
  • 2Ulsan University Hospital, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Korea. jeongis@pusan.ac.kr


PURPOSE: This study was aimed to identify the effect of self-foot reflexology on the relief of premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhea in high school girls. METHOD: Study subjects was 236 women residing in the community, teachers and nurses who were older than 45 were recruited. Data was collected with self administered questionnaires from July 1st to August 31st, 2003 and analysed using SPSS/WIN 10.0 with Xtest, t-test, and stepwise multiple logistic regression at a significant level of =.05. RESULT: The breast cancer screening rate was 57.2%, and repeat screening rate was 15.3%. With the multiple logistic regression analysis, factors associated with mammography screening were age and perceived barriers of action, and factors related to the repeat mammography screening were education level and other cancer screening experience.
Based on the results, we recommend the development of an intervention program to decrease the perceived barrier of action, to regard mammography as an essential test in regular check-up, and to giveactive advertisement and education to the public to improve the rates of breast cancer screening and repeat screening.


Reflexology; Premenstrual syndrome; Dysmenorrhea

MeSH Terms

Premenstrual Syndrome/*therapy
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