Effects of periodic breast massage on the cyclical mastalgia of fertile women before their menstrual period

유방 마사지가 가임기 여성의 월경 전 주기적 유방통 완화에 미치는 효과

  • 강경애 (아가솜 모유육아상담실) ;
  • 이지아 (경북보건대학교 간호학부) ;
  • 허명행 (을지대학교 간호대학)
  • Received : 2021.09.27
  • Accepted : 2022.03.20
  • Published : 2022.03.28


This study was a randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of breast massage applied to women of childbearing age with cyclic mastagia on breast pain, breast hardness, nipple extensibility, breast size, and breast blood circulation. The study participants were 54 women with cyclic mastalgia who were recruited from Medical Center C, Women's Hospital M, department stores located in City D, and Internet cafes. The experimental treatment was to apply breast massage for a total of 30 minutes, 15 minutes each to the left and right breasts during the period of cyclic mastalgia. After experimental treatment, breast pain (F=49.16, p<.001), breast hardness (Rt t=8.93, p<.001; Lt t=-10.34, p<.001), nipple extensibility (Rt t=3.58, p<.001 ; Lt t=4.66, p<.001), breast size (Rt F=60.59, p<.001; Lt F=51.05, p<.001) and breast blood circulation (Rt t=-1.30, p=.201; Lt t=-2.82, p=.007) were significantly different between the two groups. In conclusion, breast massage performed in this study was effective in relieving breast pain, relieving breast hardness, and improving breast blood circulation in participants with cyclic mastalgia.

본 연구는 주기적 유방 동통을 가진 가임기 여성에게 유방 마사지를 적용하여 유방 동통, 유방 경도, 유두 신전성, 유방 크기 및 유방의 혈액순환에 미치는 효과의 검증을 위한 무작위 통제군 전·후 실험 연구이었다. 연구 참여자는 M여성병원, C의료원, D시 소재의 백화점 및 인터넷 커뮤니티에서 모집한 주기적 유방 동통을 가진 여성 54명이었다. 실험 처치는 주기적 유방 동통이 있는 시기에 총 30분간 오른쪽과 왼쪽의 유방을 각각 15분씩 유방 마사지를 적용하였다. 실험 처치 후 실험군의 유방 동통(F=49.16, p<.001), 좌우 유방 경도(우측 t=-8.93, p<.001; 좌측 t=-10.34, p<.001), 좌우 유두 신전성(우측 t=3.58, p<.001 ; 좌측 t=4.66, p<.001), 좌우 유방 크기(우측 F=60.59, p<.001; 좌측 F=51.05, p<.001) 및 좌우 유방 혈액 순환 (우측 t=-1.30, p=.201; 좌측 t=-2.82, p=.007)은 두 군간에 유의한 차이가 있었다. 결론적으로 본 연구에서 시행한 유방 마사지는 주기적 유방 동통이 있는 참여자의 유방 동통 완화, 유방 경도 완화, 유방혈액순환 향상에 효과적이었다.



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