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Primary dysmenorrhea is a common problem in women. Women use many treatment methods to deal with primary dysmenorrhea. Therefore, this study aims to find the most effective treatment by determining the effectiveness of conservative and non-conservative treatment in women with primary dysmenorrhea. Another aim of the study is to generalize the use of conservative treatment methods in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.On the other hand, it aims to spread the telerehabilitation method, which allows the global Covid 19 outbreak to be maintained remotely online, in the world and in our country.
Research objectives To compare the efficacy of acupressure with no acupressure to examine time to first flatus in patient post cesarean section ; Acupressure at ST-36 Zusanli (lateral to anterior crest of tibia, in the tibialis anterior muscle) Research hypothesis Patients who received acupressure will have earlier flatus passage
The effect of acupressure in non-breastfeeding mothers after preterm cesarean delivery
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a common problem in society. The treatment of this problem is limited. Acupressure is a treatment method that has become widespread and promising in recent years. For this purpose, the effect of acupressure treatment on chronic fatigue syndrome was investigated.
The aims of this proposal are to (1) examine the feasibility of providing a training course of Auricular Point Acupressure (APA) for clinical oncology nurses who can integrate APA into real-world nursing care settings and (2) examine the effectiveness of APA on cancer-related pain (CRP) under the usual conditions.
The study was conducted to determine the effect of acupressure and training, given to women under the guidance of health belief model for coping with premenstrual syndrome, on the premenstrual symptoms and quality of life. This study was conducted to as a randomized controlled trial. The population of the study was composed of all women with PMS registered in FHCs no. 4 and 14 located in the city center. The sample of the study consisted of women including 51 women in training +acupressure group, 55 women in training group and 57 women in control group. The data were collected with Participant Information Form, PMSS and WHOQOL-BREF in the study. Training and acupressure were administered to the acupressure + training group. Only the training for coping with premenstrual syndrome was given to the training group. The data collection forms were reapplied to all groups 12 weeks after the pretest.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a patient-centered self-administered acupressure intervention on fatigue, sleep quality, pain, fatigue-sleep disturbance-pain symptom cluster severity, psychological distress, and health-related quality of life among Chinese advanced cancer patients. HYPOTHESIS TO BE TESTED: Upon intervention completion, the intervention group will exhibit lower levels of fatigue, pain, fatigue-sleep disturbance-pain symptom cluster severity, and psychological distress and higher levels of sleep quality and health-related quality of life than the wait-list control group. DESIGN and SUBJECTS: A randomized wait-list controlled trial with intervention and wait-list control groups. A total of 30 Chinese advanced cancer patients who screen positive for moderate/severe fatigue with symptoms of insomnia and/or pain will be recruited. STUDY INSTRUMENTS: Chinese versions of the Brief Fatigue Inventory, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Brief Pain Inventory, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General, and a demographic questionnaire. INTERVENTION: A 4-week patient-centered self-administered acupressure intervention comprising 17.5 hours of individual training and self-practice. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Primary: fatigue. Secondary: sleep quality, pain, fatigue-sleep disturbance-pain symptom cluster severity, psychological distress, health-related quality of life, actigraphy. DATA ANALYSIS: Linear mixed-effects models to assess between-group differences in outcome measures post-intervention and changes between data collection points, as well as whether the between-group differences vary across time. EXPECTED RESULTS: The proposed patient-centered self-administered acupressure intervention is useful for alleviating the fatigue and related symptoms experienced by Chinese advanced cancer patients.
A 12 weeks technology enhanced home exercise (TEHE) program using mobile technologies that provide immediate feedback and send reminder messages to improve exercise motivation is developed. Investigators combine this TEHE program with techniques including auricular point pressure (APA) and brief mindfulness body scan (MBI). This study will examine the feasibility of the TEHE program and combined programs, and ascertain the effect of TEHE program alone, the combined programs on fatigue and biological markers among cancer survivors. Main Research Variable(s): The independent variables are the 12-week program of TEHE alone, APA alone, combined APA and TEHE (TEHEplus) and combined MBI and TEHE (TEHE-MBI). Outcome variables are fatigue, physical activity, contributing factors of fatigue and biomarkers. Design: Repeated measures randomized controlled trial. Setting: Participants will be recruited through the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University. Sample: Participants diagnosed with non-metastatic solid tumor cancer; who had completed all primary cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy )within at least 3 months OR non-metastatic prostate cancer completed all primary cancer treatment and have hormone therapy for at least 6 month, OR participants diagnosed with solid tumor cancer; who are receiving immunotherapy for at least 3 months before enrollment, aged 21 years or older, experiencing fatigue in the past 7 days on average of ≥ 3/10, able to participate in a moderate-intensity exercise training program, self-report ability to complete the 6 min walk test with a perceived exertion of 3 or below, and can communicate in English. Methods: Participants who meet the inclusion criteria will be randomly assigned to the TEHE only, APA only or TEHEplus or TEHE-MBI or control group. All exercise groups (TEHE) will be offered a 12-week exercise program through an online communication. In additional to the TEHE, the TEHEplus group will receive an instruction on how to apply the pressure on the ear points through online meeting/communication. The TEHE-MBI group will perform 5 min mindfulness body scan daily. The control (usual care) group will report participant's fatigue level daily. At the end of week 12, participants will answer open-ended questions about participant's opinions on the programs. Fatigue will be assessed and blood will be drawn before and after the program.
Abstract Objectives: To explore the clinical effects of self-acupressure for treating insomnia delivered by a training course. Hypothesis: Subjects who have participated in the self-acupressure training course will have greater improvement in insomnia symptoms and daytime impairment than the sleep hygiene education control group at 4 and 8 weeks. Design and subjects: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Subjects with insomnia will be recruited from the community. 30 subjects will be randomized to self-acupressure and sleep hygiene education control groups in a 1: 1 ratio. Study instrument: Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) will be used to assess insomnia symptoms and daytime impairment. Interventions: Subjects in the self-acupressure group will attend two training sessions to learn self-acupressure and will practice self-acupressure every night for 4 weeks; subjects in the sleep hygiene education control group will receive two training sessions to learn sleep hygiene practice. Main outcome measures: The primary outcome measure is the ISI score. Other measures include sleep parameters using subjective sleep diary, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and SF-6D at 4 and 8 weeks. Acceptability and sustainability of self-acupressure will also be evaluated. Data Analysis: Differences in the questionnaire scores, subjective sleep parameters will be examined using a mixed-effects model.
Experimental research design with two-group repeated-measure design. Experimental group was pressing the Hegu (LI 4), Zusanli (ST 36) , Tianshu(ST 25) and abdominal massage for eight minutes total, press once in the morning and afternoon, seven days total and two days for follow the trail. Control group was pressing sham ponits. Research tools to self semi-structured questionnaire collected data on patient's diet, activity, medication, defecation patterns, subjective defecation feelingauscultation bowel sounds like.