Meta-analysis of Acupressure Studies:Effects on Nausea and Vomiting related Symptoms in Children

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153649
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Presentation
Title:
Meta-analysis of Acupressure Studies:Effects on Nausea and Vomiting related Symptoms in Children
Abstract:
Meta-analysis of Acupressure Studies:Effects on Nausea and Vomiting related Symptoms in Children
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Dune, Linda S., PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Title:Assistant Porfessor
Co-Authors:Shyang-Yun P. K. Shiao, PhD, RN, FAAN
In China, acupressure is used as a primary modality for the relief of pediatric symptoms and to boost the immune system in children. There has been no published systematic review or meta-analysis regarding acupressure effects for relief of nausea and vomiting related symptoms (NVS) in children. Children have less organized parasympathetic capacity with increased respiratory rate and heart rate when responding to situations that could further exacerbate NVS such as fear, anxiety, pain, and motion sickness. . A total of 16 studies were located including 9 papers on NVS, 1 on gag reflex, 1 on laryngo-spasm, 1 on sickle cell pain, 2 on chronic headaches and pain, 1 on enuresis, and 1 on spastic cerebral birth injuries. Acupressure was applied using various methods including manual, plaster, magnet patches and wrist acubands. The quality and the results of studies were coded and evaluated by two raters, for the robustness of the results. The studies on symptoms of chronic pain, enuresis, and cerebral birth injury reported a consistent positive response to acupressure. The postoperative NVS rate was as high as 82% in children. The pooled relative risk rate for the reduction of NVS was 0.73 (total n = 436 for all studies, P < 0.0001) comparing acupressure to placebo conditions. P-6 acupoint was not effective in children, particularly children younger than 4 years of age. Acupoints including K K-9; BL10, BL11, and GB34, significantly reduced NVS in children. These acupoints and the studies will be discussed during the presentation. Chinese massage theory identifies that the acupoints in children are different than adults. With a richer knowledge for valuable insight of pediatric acupoints, more quality research is needed to standardize the dose, frequency, and duration of acupressure effects for NVS management in children.
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.titleMeta-analysis of Acupressure Studies:Effects on Nausea and Vomiting related Symptoms in Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153649-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Meta-analysis of Acupressure Studies:Effects on Nausea and Vomiting related Symptoms in Children</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dune, Linda S., PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Porfessor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Linda.S.Dune@uth.tmc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shyang-Yun P. K. Shiao, PhD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In China, acupressure is used as a primary modality for the relief of pediatric symptoms and to boost the immune system in children. There has been no published systematic review or meta-analysis regarding acupressure effects for relief of nausea and vomiting related symptoms (NVS) in children. Children have less organized parasympathetic capacity with increased respiratory rate and heart rate when responding to situations that could further exacerbate NVS such as fear, anxiety, pain, and motion sickness. . A total of 16 studies were located including 9 papers on NVS, 1 on gag reflex, 1 on laryngo-spasm, 1 on sickle cell pain, 2 on chronic headaches and pain, 1 on enuresis, and 1 on spastic cerebral birth injuries. Acupressure was applied using various methods including manual, plaster, magnet patches and wrist acubands. The quality and the results of studies were coded and evaluated by two raters, for the robustness of the results. The studies on symptoms of chronic pain, enuresis, and cerebral birth injury reported a consistent positive response to acupressure. The postoperative NVS rate was as high as 82% in children. The pooled relative risk rate for the reduction of NVS was 0.73 (total n = 436 for all studies, P &lt; 0.0001) comparing acupressure to placebo conditions. P-6 acupoint was not effective in children, particularly children younger than 4 years of age. Acupoints including K K-9; BL10, BL11, and GB34, significantly reduced NVS in children. These acupoints and the studies will be discussed during the presentation. Chinese massage theory identifies that the acupoints in children are different than adults. With a richer knowledge for valuable insight of pediatric acupoints, more quality research is needed to standardize the dose, frequency, and duration of acupressure effects for NVS management in children.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:25:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:25:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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