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Corrigendum to “The effect of Shiatsu massage on agitation in mechanically ventilated patients: A randomized controlled trial “[Heart & Lung Volume 50 (2021) 893-897]

Published:February 22, 2023DOI:
      The authors regret that the printed version of the above article contained a number of errors and miscalculations. In table number one of the published article, the number of samples, P-value and the number of some variables were typed incorrectly and must be corrected as follows.
      The authors would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
      Table 1Comparison of demographic characteristics in the control and intervention groups.
      Variableintervention group) N=33)

      control group (N=34)

      SexMale17 (51.5)17 (50)0.901
      Female16 (48.5)17 (50)
      Educational levelIlliterate12 (36.4)12 (35.3)0.582
      Fisher exact test.
      Diploma and Less than diploma18 (54.5)21 (61.8)
      Collegiate3 (9.1)1 (2.9)
      History of underlying diseaseyes24 (72.7)17 (50)0.056
      Fisher exact test.
      no9 (27.3)17 (50)
      Marital statusSingle3 (9.1)7 (20.6)0.130
      Fisher exact test.
      Married30 (90.9)25 (73.5)
      Widow02 (5.9)
      Tranquilizer used during the intervention.Apotel3 (9.1)3 (8.9)0.288
      Pethidine2 (6.1)1 (2.9)
      Fentanyl5 (15.2)12 (35.3)
      Morphine sulfate10 (30.3)5 (14.7)
      Not receiving sedation13 (39.3)13 (38.2)
      Sedative used during the intervention.Midazolam19 (57.6)13 (38.2)0.230
      Propofol1 (3)1 (2.9)
      Non-use13 (39.4)20 (58.9)
      All values are expressed as number (percentage) or mean ± standard deviation.
      low asterisk Chi-square
      low asterisklow asterisk Fisher exact test.

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      • The effect of Shiatsu massage on agitation in mechanically ventilated patients: A randomized controlled trial
        Heart & Lung: The Journal of Cardiopulmonary and Acute CareVol. 50Issue 6
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          A large number of patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) every year, some of which require mechanical ventilation due to the nature of their conditions.1 Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving intervention used worldwide, and it is a key component of caring for critically ill and severely traumatized patients and it could be used for many reasons, such as bradypnea and apnea following respiratory arrest, acute lung injury, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), tachypnea, pulmonary dysfunctions, blood gases and acid-base disorders, changes in patient's clinical condition, respiratory muscle fatigue, neuromuscular diseases, altered Level of Consciousness (LOC).
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