J Korean Biol Nurs Sci.  2020 May;22(2):102-110. 10.7586/jkbns.2020.22.2.102.

Comparison of Effects of Different Acupressure Methods on Nausea, Vomiting, and Anorexia for Breast Cancer Patients: Among Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea
  • 2Department of nursing, CHA university Bundang Medical Center, Seongnam, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
The purpose of the study was to identify the comparison with the different methods of acupressure treatment in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Methods
This study was a single group pretest-posttest design. Thirty patients age 30- 65 scheduled for chemotherapy were included. The data were collected through self- reported questionnaires on nausea, vomiting, and anorexia and analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Wilcoxon signed ranked test.
Results
The relieving effect of nausea and vomiting (Z=-2.54, p=.011) was significant in P6 acupressure by wrist bands.
Conclusion
Patients undergoing chemotherapy have relieving effects on nausea and vomiting after P6 acupressure by wrist band. This study demonstrates the stimulation of the P6 acupressure by wrist band for reducing nausea and vomiting for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Keyword

Chemotherapy; Breast neoplasm; Nausea; Vomiting; Acupressure
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