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The Effect of Auricular Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain in Elders: A Randomized Controlled Study

Title
The Effect of Auricular Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain in Elders: A Randomized Controlled Study
Authors
Kim S.K.Park H.
Ewha Authors
박효정
SCOPUS Author ID
박효정scopus
Issue Date
2021
Journal Title
Holistic Nursing Practice
ISSN
0887-9311JCR Link
Citation
Holistic Nursing Practice vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 182 - 190
Keywords
auricular acupressurechronic low back paindisabilityeldersrandomized controlled study
Publisher
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a major problem throughout the world and getting worse because of population increase and aging. The cost of treatment increases as the population of people with CLBP increases. This study aimed to examine the effect of auricular acupressure (AA) on pain and disability in elders with chronic low back pain. The randomized, single-blinded, and placebo-controlled study was conducted on 51 elders with CLBP in South Korea from June 2019 to August 2019. The experimental group (n = 26) received AA on low back pain-related points, whereas the placebo control group (n = 25) received AA on points unrelated to low back pain. Participants received 6 weeks of AA in weekly cycles. Collected data were analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics, version 25. Statistically significant differences between the 2 groups emerged in the visual analog scale (P <.001), pain threshold (P <.001), and Oswestry Disability Index (P <.001). This study showed that 6 weeks of AA improved CLBP and pain-related disability. Therefore, AA can be used as a noninvasive and self-managed alternative intervention for CLBP in older adults. © 2021 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. All rights reserved.
DOI
10.1097/HNP.0000000000000457
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