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Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing 2013;15(2):112-119.
서암봉 자극법이 노인 혈압에 미치는 효과
최은희·권경남
Effects of Hand Acupressure on Blood Pressure of Older Adults
Choi, Eun Hee · Kwon, Kyung Nam
Abstract
Purpose
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of hand acupressure for elders as a nursing intervention to decrease blood pressure.
Methods
This research was a quasi-experimental study with 52 patients (experimental group: 25, control group: 27). For the experimental group, hand acupressure was given by trained research aids whom specialist recognized for their acupressure skill. The collected data were analyzed using x2-test, Fisher's exact test, t-test and repeated measures ANOVA with the SPSS/WIN 20.0 program.
Results
There were significant decreases in systolic and diastolic blood pressure according to time. But there was no significant difference between experimental and control group.
Conclusion
Although the results of the study indicate that hand acupressure is effective in lowering blood pressure, there is a need for further study before the results can be generalized.
Key words: Acupressure, Aged, Blood pressure
Key words: 서암봉 자극법, 노인, 혈압
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