Effect of ear acupressure on severity of pain in appendectomy candidate patients before surgery

Zeynali, Fateme and Assarroudi, Abdolghader and Bahrami, Hamid Reza and Houshmand, Raziye (2018) Effect of ear acupressure on severity of pain in appendectomy candidate patients before surgery. Journal of Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, 24 (5). pp. 299-304.

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Abstract

Effect of neiguan point acupressure on anxiety in patients are candidates for inguinal herniorrhaphy AbstractBackground: Anxiety is common and distressing symptoms that patients experience before surgery. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of ear acupressure on anxiety in appendectomy candidate patients.Materials and methods: This is a one-blinded randomized control trial study including 88 patients divided in 2 groups who were scheduled to appendectomy surgery in sabzevar hospitals. Participants were selected using convenience sampling method and randomly divided into two groups: intervention and sham. The intervention patients which received acupressure bracelet with real button at the neiguan (PC6) point and sham group which received acupressure bracelet without button at the neiguan (PC6) point for 5 minutes. The data were analyzed by SPSS software (20 V) and SAS (9.2 V), descriptive and Inferential statistics were used. P-values less than 0.05 were considered significant.Results: Based on the results of study, applying acupressure significantly reduce the severity of anxiety in the intervention groups compare with sham group.Conclusion: acupressure at the neiguan (PC6) point can decrease severity of anxiety in appendectomy candidate patients

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: Saeed Shoja
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2018 08:55
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2018 09:07
URI: http://eprints.medsab.ac.ir/id/eprint/27

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