片足足浴による対側下肢への循環促進効果  [in Japanese] Soaking a Single Leg in Hot Water Promotes Blood Flow in the Contralateral Leg  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

本研究は,足浴が片足にしか実施できない場合,その効果が対側下肢にまで波及するのか否かを明らかにし,さらに循環促進効果を得るための最適な足浴時間を検討することを目的とした.われわれは,成人女性11名に対して,一定条件下で片足に足浴を50分間行い,この間,足浴実施下肢および対側下肢の膝部内側における皮膚表面温度,皮膚深部温度,皮膚血流量の変化を経時的に調べた.その結果,足浴実施下肢においても対側下肢においても,皮膚表面温度および皮膚深部温度の上昇,皮膚血流量の増加が認められた.また,特に循環促進効果を考慮する場合は,少なくとも40分間の片足足浴が最適であることが明らかとなった.これにより,健側下肢への片足足浴によって,患側下肢にも血流促進効果を得られることが示唆された.

The purpose of this experiment was to clarify whether the soaking a single leg in hot water has an effect on physiological parameters on the contralateral leg. In addition, the optimum time periods for local heating was examined by measuring the surface skin temperature, the subcutaneous temperature, and the skin blood flow. This experiment was conducted on eleven healthy women between the ages of 21-34. They were required to sit in chair at least 30 minutes before soaking began. After that, they soaked one leg below the knee level in hot water (41-42 degrees C) for 50 minutes. After soaking, they remained seated for 20 minutes while their surface skin and subcutaneous temperature and skin blood flow of both legs was measured at the medial knee point. The major findings were as follows : First, the surface skin and the subcutaneous temperature and the skin blood flow significantly increased in both legs. Second, the peak of blood flow occurred at 35-40 minutes into soaking. These findings indicated that soaking a single leg in hot water can promote peripheral vasodilation of the contralateral leg.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Nursing Art and Science

    Japanese Journal of Nursing Art and Science 8(3), 65-73, 2009

    Japanese Society of Nursing Art and Science

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005407006
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    1349-5429
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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