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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303878
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effectiveness of Acupuncture/Acupressure in Treating Dementia
Author(s):
Yang, Man-Hua
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Man-Hua Yang, RN, MS, mhyang@ym.edu.tw
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of acupuncture in the treatment of dementia cases.

 Methods:  

Systematic review was conducted on randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for dementiat patients. Three databases (i.e. Medline, Cochrane Library, EBSCO) were utilized. In order to assess studies’ quality that was based on the adapted criteria of CONSORT.

Results:

 Two hundred fourteen articles were retrieved and 59 met the criteria. Significant findings are as follows:(1)animal studies: acupuncture improved cognitive impairment caused by dementia in rats. (2)human clinical trials: in dementia patients, acupuncture group showed significant differences in ADL, MMSE, cerebral blood flow, and cerebral glucose metabolism compared with control group(P<.05).

Conclusion:

As we know, atypical antipsychotics should be used in dementia patient only after nonpharmacologic interventions have failed. Acupuncture has been applied to dementia patients in recent years. According to the findings of systematic review showed acupuncture group has significant improvement in cognitive function and learning. Furthermore, we can train caregivers to add acupressure to daily care of dementia, improving quality of life and decreasing the antipsychotics.

Keywords:
dementia; acupuncture/acupressure
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of Acupuncture/Acupressure in Treating Dementiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYang, Man-Huaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMan-Hua Yang, RN, MS, mhyang@ym.edu.twen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303878-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of acupuncture in the treatment of dementia cases. <p> <b>Methods: </b>  <p>Systematic review was conducted on randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for dementiat patients. Three databases (i.e. Medline, Cochrane Library, EBSCO) were utilized. In order to assess studies’ quality that was based on the adapted criteria of CONSORT. <p><b>Results: </b> <p> Two hundred fourteen articles were retrieved and 59 met the criteria. Significant findings are as follows:(1)animal studies: acupuncture improved cognitive impairment caused by dementia in rats. (2)human clinical trials: in dementia patients, acupuncture group showed significant differences in ADL, MMSE, cerebral blood flow, and cerebral glucose metabolism compared with control group(P<.05). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>As we know, atypical antipsychotics should be used in dementia patient only after nonpharmacologic interventions have failed. Acupuncture has been applied to dementia patients in recent years. According to the findings of systematic review showed acupuncture group has significant improvement in cognitive function and learning. Furthermore, we can train caregivers to add acupressure to daily care of dementia, improving quality of life and decreasing the antipsychotics.en_GB
dc.subjectdementiaen_GB
dc.subjectacupuncture/acupressureen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:01Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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