Application of Acupressure as a Constipation Intervention Method in Patients with Acute Coronary Artery Diseases: A Systematic Review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243474
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Application of Acupressure as a Constipation Intervention Method in Patients with Acute Coronary Artery Diseases: A Systematic Review
Author(s):
Fang, Yueh-Yen; Tsai, Chia-Mei; Wang, Pi-Ling; Hsieh, Mei-Hsueh
Author Details:
Fang, Yueh-Yen, PhD, RN, emmafang601@hotmail.com; Tsai, Chia-Mei, MSN, RN; Wang, Pi-Ling, MSN, RN; Hsieh, Mei-Hsueh, MSN;
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to review current evidence in acupressure therapy targeting on alleviating constipation in patients with acute coronary artery diseases (CADs)

Methods: We search articles on acupressure therapy which used the design of randomize control trials (RCTs) to investigate the effect of acupressure on the CAD patients. Three English (pubMed, Medline, and CINAHL) and four Chinese (CEPS, CKNI, CJN, and CETD) databases were used to search English and Chinese literature published up to November, 2011. Using ‘acupressure’ and its related Chinese and English key words as search terms, nine relevant articles were identified and included in the current study.

Results: The study results indicated that all included studies presented that acupressure was effective in relieving and preventing constipation in CAD patients. Six articles (67%) indicated that when the acupressure was provided at the first or second day of admission, more than 80% constipation in CAD patients could be resolved in three days. Five commonly used acupressure points to relieve constipation in CAD patients were ST25, ST36, T6, LI4, and SP6.

Conclusion: Prevention and alleviation of constipation is important for the survival of CAD patients. Effectiveness of applying acupressure to relieve constipation in CAD patients was supported by all studies reviewed. It is suggested that evidence-based acupressure protocols to be developed for an effective, standardized operation in the future.

Keywords:
acupressure; constipation; CAD
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleApplication of Acupressure as a Constipation Intervention Method in Patients with Acute Coronary Artery Diseases: A Systematic Reviewen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFang, Yueh-Yenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Chia-Meien_GB
dc.contributor.authorWang, Pi-Lingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHsieh, Mei-Hsuehen_GB
dc.author.detailsFang, Yueh-Yen, PhD, RN, emmafang601@hotmail.com; Tsai, Chia-Mei, MSN, RN; Wang, Pi-Ling, MSN, RN; Hsieh, Mei-Hsueh, MSN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243474-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was to review current evidence in acupressure therapy targeting on alleviating constipation in patients with acute coronary artery diseases (CADs) <p><b>Methods: </b>We search articles on acupressure therapy which used the design of randomize control trials (RCTs) to investigate the effect of acupressure on the CAD patients. Three English (pubMed, Medline, and CINAHL) and four Chinese (CEPS, CKNI, CJN, and CETD) databases were used to search English and Chinese literature published up to November, 2011. Using &lsquo;acupressure&rsquo; and its related Chinese and English key words as search terms, nine relevant articles were identified and included in the current study. <p><b>Results: </b>The study results indicated that all included studies presented that acupressure was effective in relieving and preventing constipation in CAD patients. Six articles (67%) indicated that when the acupressure was provided at the first or second day of admission, more than 80% constipation in CAD patients could be resolved in three days. Five commonly used acupressure points to relieve constipation in CAD patients were ST25, ST36, T6, LI4, and SP6. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Prevention and alleviation of constipation is important for the survival of CAD patients. Effectiveness of applying acupressure to relieve constipation in CAD patients was supported by all studies reviewed. It is suggested that evidence-based acupressure protocols to be developed for an effective, standardized operation in the future.en_GB
dc.subjectacupressureen_GB
dc.subjectconstipationen_GB
dc.subjectCADen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:22:44Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:22:44Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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