The Effectiveness of Acupressure at Relieving Constipation in Neurological Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149680
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effectiveness of Acupressure at Relieving Constipation in Neurological Patients
Abstract:
The Effectiveness of Acupressure at Relieving Constipation in Neurological Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Chen, Yu-Tai, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
Title:HN, Instructor
Co-Authors:Yuan-May Chang, PhD
[Clinical session research presentation] Constipation is a common problem among neurological patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of acupressure at he gu(LI4), tianshu(ST25) and zhongwan (CV12) on constipation in neurological patients. The study used a quasi-experimental design. Data collection took place between June, 2004 and June, 2005. And recruited 64 subjects in the northern area of Taiwan, who were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. Medicines (softener and laxatives) and acupressure were dispensed to the experimental group, while medicines alone were dispensed to the control group. Subjects were investigated by means of a questionnaire about bowel movements. SPSS 11.5 for Windows was used for data processing. Descriptive statistics, student's t-test and Chi-square analysis were used to analyze the data. It was found that there were no statistically significant differences in age, diagnosis and medicine consumption. Those patients who received acupressure, however, experienced easier bowel movement than the control group.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of Acupressure at Relieving Constipation in Neurological Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149680-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effectiveness of Acupressure at Relieving Constipation in Neurological Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Yu-Tai, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">HN, Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">chen.debby1@msa.hinet.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Yuan-May Chang, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Constipation is a common problem among neurological patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of acupressure at he gu(LI4), tianshu(ST25) and zhongwan (CV12) on constipation in neurological patients. The study used a quasi-experimental design. Data collection took place between June, 2004 and June, 2005. And recruited 64 subjects in the northern area of Taiwan, who were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. Medicines (softener and laxatives) and acupressure were dispensed to the experimental group, while medicines alone were dispensed to the control group. Subjects were investigated by means of a questionnaire about bowel movements. SPSS 11.5 for Windows was used for data processing. Descriptive statistics, student's t-test and Chi-square analysis were used to analyze the data. It was found that there were no statistically significant differences in age, diagnosis and medicine consumption. Those patients who received acupressure, however, experienced easier bowel movement than the control group.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:07:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:07:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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