J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2008 Jun;19(2):280-289.

The Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on Abdominal Pain and Dysmenorrhea in Female University Students

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Kaya University, Korea. yeoreo@daum.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was carried out to investigate the effects of auricular acupressure therapy on the relief of dysmenorrhea and abdominal pain in female university students. METHOD: This study was designed as non-equivalent control group research. Data were collected from 44 of the female university students(Exp.: 22, Cont.: 22) from October, 2007 to December, 2007. Collected data were analysed through chi2 test, Fisher's exact test, Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon signed rank test. RESULT: Abdominal pain was significantly decreased partially in the experimental group compared to that of the control group(p=.008). Dysmenorrhea was significantly decreased in the experimental group compared to that of the control group(p=.000).
CONCLUSION
It was proven that auricular acupressure therapy was effective for abdominal pain and dysmenorrhea.

Keyword

Acupressure; Abdominal Pain; Dysmenorrhea

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain*
Acupressure*
Dysmenorrhea*
Female
Humans
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