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Effects of auricular acupressure on joint pain, range of motion, and sleep in the elderly with knee osteoarthritis [이압요법이 퇴행성 슬관절염 노인의 관절 통증, 관절 가동범위 및 수면에 미치는 효과]

Title
Effects of auricular acupressure on joint pain, range of motion, and sleep in the elderly with knee osteoarthritis [이압요법이 퇴행성 슬관절염 노인의 관절 통증, 관절 가동범위 및 수면에 미치는 효과]
Authors
Jang M.Lim Y.-M.Park H.
Ewha Authors
박효정
SCOPUS Author ID
박효정scopus
Issue Date
2019
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
ISSN
1225-9594JCR Link
Citation
Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 79 - 89
Keywords
AcupressureKneeOsteoarthritisPainRange of motionSleep stages
Publisher
Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to determine effects of auricular acupressure on knee pain, range of motion, and sleep in the elderly with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: This is an experimental study designed with randomization and single-blind in a placebo-control approach. The subjects included the elderly with knee osteoarthritis who were using an elderly welfare facility. In each of the groups, 28 subjects were assigned. For the experimental group, auricular acupressure was applied to five pressure points related to the pain caused by osteoarthritis and sleep. In the case of the placebo-control group, auricular acupressure was applied to other five points than the former. The intervention lasted eight weeks. In order to examine intervention effects of auricular acupressure, joint pain, Pressure Pain Thresholds (PPTs), and extension and flexion range of motion (ROM) were measured weekly. As for the preand post-examinations, pain, sleep quality, and the time-by-sleep stage of the patients with knee osteoarthritis were measured. Results: The VAS scores in the experimental group with auricular acupressure significantly decreased through time (p < .001) and WOMAC also significantly decreased (p < .01) compared with the placebo-control group. However, there were no significant differences in PPTs. The flexion (p < .01) and extension (p < .001) ROMs measured for eight weeks improved over time. Meanwhile, sleep quality improved significantly after the intervention termination (p < .01), but there was no significant difference found in the time-by-sleep stage. Conclusion: Auricular acupressure applied for eight weeks was found to be effective in reducing joint pain, improving knee ROM, and improving sleep quality in patients with degenerative knee arthritis. © 2019 Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.
DOI
10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.1.79
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