The impact of acupressure on fatigue amongst feminine nurses with continual again ache.
Appl Nurs Res. 2017 Aug;36:111-114
Authors: Movahedi M, Ghafari S, Nazari F, Valiani M
AIM: To research the impact of acupressure on fatigue amongst feminine nurses with continual again ache.
BACKGROUND: Power again ache is without doubt one of the commonest issues amongst nurses and has quite a few bodily and psychological results. One in all these results is fatigue that impairs a person’s life.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized single-blind scientific trial was carried out on 50 nurses with continual again ache working on the chosen hospitals in Isfahan, Iran. After handy sampling, the topics had been randomly allotted, by way of lottery, to the 2 teams of experimental (n=25) and sham (n=25). Within the experimental group, acupressure methods had been carried out throughout 9 periods, three instances per week for 14min for every affected person. Within the sham group, factors inside 1cm of the details had been solely touched. Knowledge had been collected utilizing the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), earlier than, and instantly, 2weeks, and 4weeks after the intervention. Knowledge evaluation was carried out utilizing SPSS software program.
RESULTS: The imply rating of fatigue severity earlier than the intervention was not considerably totally different between the 2 teams (P=zero.990). Nevertheless, it was considerably decrease within the experimental group than the sham group instantly (P<zero.001), 2weeks (P=zero.005), and 1month after the intervention (P<zero.001).
CONCLUSIONS: Acupressure on particular factors of the foot and again improves again ache so, reduces fatigue. Due to this fact, acupressure can be utilized as a drug-free and low-cost method with out unwanted effects to enhance fatigue in nurses with continual again ache.
PMID: 28720230 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]