Author: Lee MY, Min HS.
Department of Nursing, Dong-A University Medical Center, Busan, Korea.
Conference/Journal: Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi
Date published: 2008 Aug
Other: Volume ID: 38 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 503-12 , Special Notes: [Article in Korean] , Word Count: 183
PURPOSE: This study was to identify the effects of Nei-Guan acupressure using a wrist band on postoperative nausea and vomiting after middle ear surgery. METHODS: The study design was a nonequivalent control group non-synchronized posttest design. Forty patients were assigned into two groups of 20 patients, the wrist band group and the control group. In the wrist band group, acupressure was applied with a wrist band on the P6 point at both wrists from 30 min before to 24 hr after anesthesia. RESULTS: The 1st hypothesis \\\'Applied wrist band groups will have a greater reduction in the nausea & vomiting grades by INVR than the control group\\\' was accepted (t=2.303, p=.028). The 2nd hypothesis \\\'The Applied wrist band groups will have a greater reduction in the occurrence of nausea & vomiting than the control group\\\' was partly accepted. The 3rd hypothesis \\\'The applied wrist band group will have a greater reduction in injection of antiemetics for 24 hr. post anesthesia than the control group\\\' was rejected. CONCLUSION: Acupressure on the P6 point using a wrist band is effective to alleviate nausea for middle ear surgery patients.