The Effects of Auricular Massage to Manage Post-Operative Symptoms in Patient with Lung Cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150856
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Presentation
Title:
The Effects of Auricular Massage to Manage Post-Operative Symptoms in Patient with Lung Cancer
Abstract:
The Effects of Auricular Massage to Manage Post-Operative Symptoms in Patient with Lung Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Tsay, Shiow-Luan, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:National Taipei College of Nursing
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Hsiu-Chuan Wu, MS
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of the study was to investigate the efficiency of the auricular massage as adjuvant therapy in relieving pain, anxiety and dyspnea in post-operative patients with lung cancer. Methods: The study design was a randomized controlled trail. Data were collected from two surgical wards of a medical center in 2009 in Taipei, Taiwan. Forty-one patients who have received surgery for lung cancer were randomly allocated to an intervention (n = 20) or control group (n = 21). Patients in the intervention group received the usual pain management and routine care plus auricular massage during postoperative days until discharge. Patients in the control group received usual pain management and routine care. Outcome measures included the short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire, Visual Analog Scale for pain and summary of the pain-killer medication consumed; the Hospital Anxiety Scale, Visual Analog Scale for anxiety; and Visual Analog Scale for dyspnea. Results: Results demonstrated that studies patients reported moderately high level pain, anxiety and dyspnea. Using generalized estimation equations and controlling for confounding variables, less pain (p < .05), anxiety (p < .05) and dyspnea (p < .05) over time were reported by intervention group compared with the control group. In additional patients in the intervention group received significantly less pain medications than the control group (p < .05). Conclusion: Findings from this study provide nurses with an additional treatment modality to offer postoperative lung cancer patients in management of pain, anxiety and dyspnea.
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 Effects of Auricular Massage to Manage Post-Operative Symptoms in Patient with Lung Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150856-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effects of Auricular Massage to Manage Post-Operative Symptoms in Patient with Lung Cancer</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tsay, Shiow-Luan, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Taipei College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sltsay@ntcn.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hsiu-Chuan Wu, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of the study was to investigate the efficiency of the auricular massage as adjuvant therapy in relieving pain, anxiety and dyspnea in post-operative patients with lung cancer. Methods: The study design was a randomized controlled trail. Data were collected from two surgical wards of a medical center in 2009 in Taipei, Taiwan. Forty-one patients who have received surgery for lung cancer were randomly allocated to an intervention (n = 20) or control group (n = 21). Patients in the intervention group received the usual pain management and routine care plus auricular massage during postoperative days until discharge. Patients in the control group received usual pain management and routine care. Outcome measures included the short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire, Visual Analog Scale for pain and summary of the pain-killer medication consumed; the Hospital Anxiety Scale, Visual Analog Scale for anxiety; and Visual Analog Scale for dyspnea. Results: Results demonstrated that studies patients reported moderately high level pain, anxiety and dyspnea. Using generalized estimation equations and controlling for confounding variables, less pain (p &lt; .05), anxiety (p &lt; .05) and dyspnea (p &lt; .05) over time were reported by intervention group compared with the control group. In additional patients in the intervention group received significantly less pain medications than the control group (p &lt; .05). Conclusion: Findings from this study provide nurses with an additional treatment modality to offer postoperative lung cancer patients in management of pain, anxiety and dyspnea.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:44:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:44:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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