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Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Obesity in Women with Abdominal Obesity

Title
Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Obesity in Women with Abdominal Obesity
Authors
Cha, Hyun SuPark, Hyojung
Ewha Authors
박효정
SCOPUS Author ID
박효정scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF KOREAN ACADEMY OF NURSING
ISSN
2005-3673JCR Link2093-758XJCR Link
Citation
vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 249 - 259
Keywords
AuriculotherapyObesityAdultWomen
Publisher
KOREAN SOC NURSING SCIENCE
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure on reducing obesity in adult women with abdominal obesity. Methods: The study design was a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Participants were 58 women, aged 20 years or older, assigned to the experimental group (n=30) or control group (n=28). Auricular acupressure using vaccaria seeds was administered to the experimental group. The sessions continued for 8 weeks. Outcome measures included body weight, abdominal circumference, and body mass index, body fat mass, body fat percentage, triglyceride, total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and serum glucose. Results: Women in the experimental group showed significant decreases in body weight (t=6.19, p<.001), abdominal circumference (t=4.01, p<.001), and body mass index (t=2.58, p=.006) after 8 weeks compared with those in the control group. Conclusion: Results show that auricular acupressure using vaccaria seeds was effective in decreasing body weight, abdominal circumference, body mass index, and triglyceride levels in adult women with abdominal obesity.
DOI
10.4040/jkan.2016.46.2.249
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