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The Effects of Thermotherapy on Abdominal Distension and Pain during Colonoscopy
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  • Journal title : Journal of East-West Nursing Research
  • Volume 21, Issue 2,  2015, pp.133-139
  • Publisher : East-west Nursing Research Institute,Kyung Hee University
  • DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.133
 Title & Authors
The Effects of Thermotherapy on Abdominal Distension and Pain during Colonoscopy
Hwang, Su Kyung; Jung, Hyang Mi;
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of thermotherapy on abdominal distension and pain during colonoscopy. Methods: This study used a nonequivalent control group and a non-synchronize design. Twenty-nine participants were assigned in an experimental group and 29 in the control group. For the experimental group, electronic heating pad was applied before test throughout the entire procedure. Results: Abdominal distension and total time required for colonoscopy significantly were lower in the experimental group than those in the control group. Conclusion: The results suggest that thermotherapy can be effective to improve abdominal distension and colonoscopy time in patients with colonoscopy. Therefore, thermotherapy can be recommended for those patients undergoing of colonoscopy.
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