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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158804
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effect of continuous acupressure by sea bands on nausea and vomiting of pregnancy
Abstract:
Effect of continuous acupressure by sea bands on nausea and vomiting of pregnancy
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Steele, Nancy
P.I. Institution Name:Grand Valley State University
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 206 Henry Hall, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA
Contact Telephone:616.895.3380
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) is experienced by 50-70% of women during the first trimester. Few dependable treatment options are available for NVP. Currently, acupressure has been suggested as a possible treatment. The purpose of this study is to determine if continuous acupressure at P6 applied by Sea Bands decreases the frequency and severity of NVP during the first trimester. A quasi-experimental two-group design was used. A treatment group (n=68) applied Sea-Bands with acupressure buttons for 4 days and removed them for 3 subsequent days. A placebo group (n=42) applied Sea-Bands without acupressure buttons on the same time schedule. A seven-day self-report diary measured daily frequency and severity of NVP. Mann Whitney U and t-test statistics revealed that the treatment group had significantly less (p < .001) frequency and severity of NVP then the control group. The treatment group also had significantly less frequency and severity (p < .001) of NVP while wearing the Sea-Bands then when they were removed. Implications are that acupressure may provide nurses with an effective therapeutic intervention that is noninvasive, inexpensive, and free of side effects for the management of NVP.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffect of continuous acupressure by sea bands on nausea and vomiting of pregnancyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158804-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of continuous acupressure by sea bands on nausea and vomiting of pregnancy</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Steele, Nancy</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Grand Valley State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 206 Henry Hall, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">616.895.3380</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">steelen@gvsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) is experienced by 50-70% of women during the first trimester. Few dependable treatment options are available for NVP. Currently, acupressure has been suggested as a possible treatment. The purpose of this study is to determine if continuous acupressure at P6 applied by Sea Bands decreases the frequency and severity of NVP during the first trimester. A quasi-experimental two-group design was used. A treatment group (n=68) applied Sea-Bands with acupressure buttons for 4 days and removed them for 3 subsequent days. A placebo group (n=42) applied Sea-Bands without acupressure buttons on the same time schedule. A seven-day self-report diary measured daily frequency and severity of NVP. Mann Whitney U and t-test statistics revealed that the treatment group had significantly less (p &lt; .001) frequency and severity of NVP then the control group. The treatment group also had significantly less frequency and severity (p &lt; .001) of NVP while wearing the Sea-Bands then when they were removed. Implications are that acupressure may provide nurses with an effective therapeutic intervention that is noninvasive, inexpensive, and free of side effects for the management of NVP.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:24:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:24:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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