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The effects of auricular acupressure on stress, anxiety, and depression of outpatient nurses in South Korea

Title
The effects of auricular acupressure on stress, anxiety, and depression of outpatient nurses in South Korea
Authors
Lee, Se-NaKim, BomiPark, Hyojung
Ewha Authors
박효정
SCOPUS Author ID
박효정scopus
Issue Date
2021
Journal Title
COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
ISSN
1744-3881JCR Link

1873-6947JCR Link
Citation
COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE vol. 44
Keywords
AcupressureOutpatientsSerotoninVaccaria
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Background and purpose: Outpatient nursing is an occupation with high emotional labor and job stress. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure on stress, anxiety, and depression of outpatient nurses. Materials and methods: The study design was a randomized controlled trial. Participants were 54 outpatient nurses, divided into an experimental (n = 28) and a control group (n = 26). Auricular acupressure using vaccaria seeds was administered to the experimental group, while placebo auricular acupressure using vaccaria seeds was administered to the placebo group. Sessions continued for 5 weeks. Outcome measurements included blood tests such as cortisol and serotonin. Results: There was a statistically significant difference in depression scores (t = 3.111, p = 0.002) and serotonin levels (t = 6.304, p < 0.001) between the experimental and placebo groups. Auricular acupressure decreased depression scores, and the depression-related physiological index, serotonin, also changed significantly. Conclusion: Auricular acupressure using vaccaria seeds was effective in decreasing depression in outpatient nurses.
DOI
10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101447
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