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標題:Effects of Acupressure on Fatigue of Lung Cancer Patients undergoing Chemotherapy: An Experimental Pilot Study
學年103
學期1
出版(發表)日期2014/08/15
作品名稱Effects of Acupressure on Fatigue of Lung Cancer Patients undergoing Chemotherapy: An Experimental Pilot Study
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者Woung-Ru Tang; Wan-Jung Chen; Chih-Teng Yu; Yue-Cune Chang; Chuan-Mei Chen; Chiu-Hua Wang; Sien-Hung Yang
單位
出版者
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數Complementary Therapies in Medicine 22(4), pp.581-591
摘要Background

This study explored the effects of acupressure on fatigue of lung cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Patients and methods

For this experimental study, 57 subjects were randomly assigned to three groups: acupressure with essential oils (n = 17), acupressure only (n = 24), and sham acupressure (n = 16). Acupoints were Hegu (LI4), Zusanli (ST36), and Sanyingjiao (SP6). All subjects received acupressure once every morning for 5 months, with each acupoint pressed for 1 min. Fatigue, functional status, anxiety, depression, and sleep quality were measured before initial chemotherapy (T0), on Day 1 of third chemotherapy (T1), and on Day 1 of sixth chemotherapy (T2). Outcome differences between groups were analyzed at T0, T1, and T2 by general estimating equations.

Results

After controlling for baseline outcome values, age, and adherence to acupressure, subjects who received acupressure with essential oils and acupressure had significantly less fatigue in daily living activities and sleep better quality at T1 than subjects who received sham acupressure. Subjects who received acupressure with essential oils had significantly better sleep quality at T2 than the sham acupressure group. Subjects who received acupressure with or without essential oils had greater odds of better functional status at T1 than the sham group.

Conclusion

It is plausible that acupressure with or without essential oils helps lung cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy reduce cancer-related fatigue and increase activity level. Further study is wanted to test this hypothesis.
關鍵字Fatigue;Acupressure;Experimental study;Lung cancer
語言英文
ISSN1873-6963;0965-2299
期刊性質國外
收錄於SCI;
產學合作
通訊作者Woung-Ru Tang
審稿制度
國別英國
公開徵稿
出版型式,電子版,紙本
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