The Effect of Reiki Intervention on Fatigue and Anxiety in Hemodialysis Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study

Author: Zeliha Buyukbayram Genc1, Seyhan Citlik Saritas
1 Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Siirt University Siirt, Turkey (Dr Buyukbayram Genc); and Medical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Inönü University, Malatya, Turkey (Dr Citlik Saritas).
Conference/Journal: Holist Nurs Pract
Date published: 2024 Jan-Feb
Other: Volume ID: 38 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 26-31 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000625. , Word Count: 95

This study was conducted to investigate the effects of Reiki on fatigue and anxiety in hemodialysis patients. This study was designed as a randomized controlled study. The population of the study consisted of hemodialysis patients at the hemodialysis clinic of Siirt State Hospital, Turkey, between January and August 2021. The patients were divided into 2 groups: Reiki and control, with 30 patients in each group. The patients in the Reiki group underwent their respective interventions once a day for 4 consecutive weeks (30-35 minutes). The intervention of Reiki reduced fatigue and anxiety in the hemodialysis patients.

PMID: 37966988 DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000625