This study assessed feasibility and effect of weekly, 15-min chair massages during work for 38 nurses. Mean Perceived Stress Scale-14 (PSS-14), Smith Anxiety Scale (SAS), linear analog self-assessment scale (LASA), and symptom visual analog scale (SX-VAS) scores were tracked at baseline, 5 weeks, and 10 weeks. Of 400 available massage appointments, 329 were used. At 10 weeks, mean PSS-14 score decreased from 17.85 to 14.92 (P = 002); mean SAS score, from 49.45 to 40.95 (P <. 001). Mean LASA score increased from 42.39 to 44.84 (P = 006); mean SX-VAS score, from 65.03 to 74.47 (P <. 001). Massages for nurses during work hours reduced stress-related symptoms.
- Work stress
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and alternative medicine