Korean J Rehabil Nurs.  2014 Jun;17(1):1-9.

Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on Nocturia and Insomnia in the Elderly

Affiliations
  • 1Graduate School, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. rhs1014@daum,net
  • 2Graduate School of Food and Drug, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3College of Red-Cross Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to confirm the effects of auricular acupressure therapy on insomnia and nocturia in the elderly.
METHODS
This study was a nonequivalent control group pre-post test design. Data collection was conducted from July 1 to August 31, 2013. Subjects were set for totally 36 people with 18 people in the experimental group and 18 people in the control group among the elderly over the age of 60 in silver town, welfare center, and senior citizen center where are located in Seoul area. For the experimental group, auricular acupressure therapy was applied two times during 5 days by fixing it to auricular reaction site with tape using Sinapis alba L. seeds. With SPSS/WIN 19.0 program, the collected data were analyzed.
RESULTS
Compared to the control group, the sleeping score and sleeping satisfaction were improved and nocturia frequency was lowered in the experimental group who applied auricular acupressure therapy.
CONCLUSION
Auricular acupressure therapy was considered to be likely useful therapeutic method for the effects of relieving nocturia and insomnia in elderly.

Keyword

Elderly; Auricular acupressure therapy; Insomnia; Nocturia

MeSH Terms

Acupressure*
Aged*
Data Collection
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Humans
Nocturia*
Seoul
Silver
Sinapis
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders*
Silver
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