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The effects of employer-provided massage therapy on job satisfaction, workplace stress, and pain and discomfort.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Holistic nursing practice
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
1
Pages
19–31
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000343206.71957.a9
PMID: 19104272
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Long-term care staff have high levels of musculoskeletal concerns. This research provided a pilot program to evaluate the efficacy of employer-funded on-site massage therapy on job satisfaction, workplace stress, pain, and discomfort. Twenty-minute massage therapy sessions were provided. Evaluation demonstrated possible improvements in job satisfaction, with initial benefits in pain severity, and the greatest benefit for individuals with preexisting symptoms. A long-term effect was not demonstrated.

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