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Investigating the Impact of Foot Reflexology on Severity of Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Clinical Trial Study

Simin Sharifi 1 , Ali Navidian 2 , Mozhgan Jahantigh 1 and Abouzar Shamsoddini Lori 3 , *
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1 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Community Nursing Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, IR Iran
2 Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Pregnancy Health Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, IR Iran
3 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, IR Iran
Article information
  • Medical - Surgical Nursing Journal: February 2018, 7 (1); e81634
  • Published Online: July 10, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: September 2, 2017
  • Accepted: October 10, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/msnj.81634

To Cite: Sharifi S, Navidian A, Jahantigh M, Shamsoddini Lori A. Investigating the Impact of Foot Reflexology on Severity of Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Clinical Trial Study, Med Surg Nurs J. 2018 ; 7(1):e81634. doi: 10.5812/msnj.81634.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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