Effects on Couples' Communication, Intimacy, Conflict and Quality of Life by Foot Massage between Immigrants

Dong-choon Uhm
2010 Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing  
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects on immigrant couples' communication, intimacy, conflict and quality of life when using foot massage. Methods: The research design consisted of pre-and-post test consecutive experimental design through a nonequivalent control group. Data were collected The 36 couples were divided into two groups, experimental and control with 18 couples in each group. Foot massage was applied twice a week for 6 weeks by the couples in the
more » ... in the experimental group. Results: There were statistically significant increases in communication (p=.011), intimacy (p<.001), quality of life (p=.017) between the couples in the experimental group compared to the control group. There was also a statistically significant decrease in conflict (p=.003) between the couples in the experimental group compared to the control group. Conclusion: Foot massage can be applied as a nursing intervention for improvement of marital relationship in immigrant couples.
doi:10.4040/jkan.2010.40.4.493 pmid:20820116 fatcat:5rieuctjdzc4bidcogjzhheqwq