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Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Constipation in Patients With Breast Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy: A Randomized Control Trial

Title
Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Constipation in Patients With Breast Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy: A Randomized Control Trial
Authors
Shin, JeongranPark, Hyojung
Ewha Authors
박효정
SCOPUS Author ID
박효정scopus
Issue Date
2018
Journal Title
WESTERN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH
ISSN
0193-9459JCR Link1552-8456JCR Link
Citation
vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 67 - 83
Keywords
auricular acupressureconstipationbreast cancerchemotherapynursing intervention
Publisher
SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
The purpose was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure to relieve constipation in patients with breast cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy. Participants were 52 patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy at E University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, randomized into two groups of equal size. For the experimental group, auricular acupressure was applied to seven auricular acupoints for 6 weeks using vaccaria seeds, whereas the control group received the usual care. Constipation-assessment scores of the experimental group were significantly lower compared with the control group (p < .001). Stool-form scores of the experimental group were significantly higher compared with the control group (p = .003). Patient Assessment of Constipation-Quality of Life scores of the experimental group were significantly lower compared with the control group (p < .001). Auricular acupressure was effective at relieving constipation in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy. Auricular acupressure was also a safe and acceptable nursing intervention.
DOI
10.1177/0193945916680362
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