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Effects of auricular acupressure on menstrual pain, dysmenorrhea, and academic stress in women college students

Title
Effects of auricular acupressure on menstrual pain, dysmenorrhea, and academic stress in women college students
Authors
Ro S.-O.Lee H.-Y.Lee J.Kim M.
Ewha Authors
김미영
SCOPUS Author ID
김미영scopus
Issue Date
2013
Journal Title
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
ISSN
1225-4886JCR Link
Citation
vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 356 - 364
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI scopus
Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of auricular acupressure on menstrual pain, dysmenorrhea and academic stress among college students. Methods: A non-equivalent pretest-posttest design was used. Participants were 57 female students recruited from one college. The treatment group (n=30) received an auricular acupressure on a valid zone and the control group (n=27) received an auricular acupressure on an invalid zone (placebo). The independent t-test and x2-test were used to examine group differences by using SPSS/Win18.0. Results: Subjects in the treatment group reported much less menstrual pain of premenstrual day (p =.001), 1st day (p<.001), 2nd day (p=.003), and dysmenorrhea (p=.003). Of significance, participants in the treatment group reported much less academic stress (p=.049) following auricular acupressure. Conclusion: The findings support that auricular acupressure is effective in controlling menstrual pain and academic stress related to menstruation. As the method is simple it would be useful for women students to be taught and encouraged to utilize this method to mitigate the symptoms related to menstruation through self care. © 2013 Korean Society of Adult Nursing.
DOI
10.7475/kjan.2013.25.3.356
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