A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF ACUPRESSURE POINT P6 AND HT7 ON ANXIETY LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES

Authors

  • A. Mansouri MSc in Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zab
  • H. Shahdadi MSc in Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zab

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i6s.105

Keywords:

Acupressure, P6 Point, HT7 Point, Diabetes

Abstract

Background and Purpose: Diabetes is the most common disease caused by metabolic disorders in humans. This disease increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, hypertension, ocular complications and mental disorders, including anxiety. One of the non-pharmacological ways is to reduce the anxiety of using acupressure. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of acupressure on anxiety in diabetic patients.Method: The present study was a semi-experimental study. 40 patients referred to the Diabetes Clinic of Zabol, who were enrolled in the study, were selected as sample based on the goal and divided into two groups of intervention 1 and 2. First, the Spielberger anxiety questionnaire was completed by the samples and then the intervention was performed for 4 weeks. After 4 weeks, the Spielberger anxiety questionnaire was completed by the samples and compared with the results before the intervention. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 22.Findings: The findings showed that there was no significant difference between the mean of anxiety severity in the two intervention groups 1 and 2 before and after the intervention (P> 0.05). But there was a significant difference between the acupressure group P6 and the HT7 acupressure group before and after the intervention (P <0.05).Conclusion: According to the results of this study, the use of acupressure as a non-invasive, simple, inexpensive, and without side effects and with the possibility of training it in the shortest possible time, is recommended to improve the anxiety of patients with diabetes.

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Published

2017-11-10

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