J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2014 May;21(2):131-140.

Efficacy of Nei-Guan acupressure on Nausea and Vomiting in Patients undergoing laparoscopic prostatectomy with Intravenous Patient Controlled Analgesia

Affiliations
  • 1Pusan National University Hospital, Korea. gildoron@hanmail.net
  • 2College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to evaluate the efficacy of Nei-Guan acupressure on nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing laparoscopic prostatectomy with intravenous patient controlled analgesia (IV-PCA).
METHODS
Data were collected between August 13, 2012 and January 31, 2013 at a hospital in Busan. The participants were 45 men, who underwent the surgery laparoscopic prostatectomy, with IV-PCA. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi2-test, repeated measures ANCOVA and Games-Howell test with PASW 18.0.
RESULTS
Nei-Guan acupressure had an interaction effect on nausea between group and time (F=5.01, p<.001), group (F=10.80, p<.001), time (F=26.51, p<.001) in laparoscopic prostatectomy with IV-PCA and also an interaction effect on vomiting between group and time (F=2.77, p=.032), group (F=8.89, p=.001), time (F=4.01, p=.022).
CONCLUSION
Results indicate that nei-guan acupressure is a potentially effective therapy for the prevention of nausea and vomiting which occur with IV-PCA. Therefore, if patients complain of nausea and vomiting when receiving IV-PCA, nurses can provide patients with information about nei-guan acupressure and help them with nausea and vomiting.

Keyword

Nausea; Vomiting; Acupressure; Patient-controlled analgesia

MeSH Terms

Acupressure*
Analgesia, Patient-Controlled*
Busan
Humans
Male
Nausea*
Prostatectomy*
Vomiting*
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