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dc.contributor.authorKanza Gül, Derya
dc.contributor.authorŞolt Kırca, Ayça
dc.identifier.citationKanza Gül, D. ve Şolt Kırca, A. (2020). Effects of acupressure on preoperative acute anxiety in cesarean section under spinal anesthesia a double-blind randomized controlled study. Holistic Nursing Practice, 34(6), 356-364.
dc.description.abstractAnxiety during the preoperative period is a common problem experienced by women who will deliver by cesarean section. The use of nonpharmacological methods to control anxiety in pregnant women has been shown to be more appropriate. This double-blind randomized controlled experimental study was conducted to assess the effect of acupressure on acute anxiety developing before cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. In the present study, 82 pregnant women scheduled for surgery were randomly assigned to the acupressure and control groups including 40 and 42 persons, respectively. Acupressure was applied to HE-7 acupuncture points in the participants in the acupressure (intervention) group for 10 minutes before the surgery. The participants in the control group were subjected to the hospital protocol. Anxiety levels of the participating women were assessed twice preoperatively using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Anxiety scores of the participants in the acupressure group before the procedure (49.13 +/- 6.22) were higher than were those of the participants in the control group (41.71 +/- 3.26); however, after the procedure, the anxiety scores decreased statistically significantly in the acupressure group (38.30 +/- 4.45) compared with the control group (52.48 +/- 7.30) (P< .001). Acupressure reduced the preoperative acute anxiety suffered by the participating pregnant women.en_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_US
dc.subjectCesarean Sectionen_US
dc.subjectSpinal Anesthesiaen_US
dc.titleEffects of acupressure on preoperative acute anxiety in cesarean section under spinal anesthesia a double-blind randomized controlled studyen_US
dc.relation.journalHolistic Nursing Practiceen_US
dc.departmentİstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Cerrahi Tıp Bilimleri Bölümü, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Ana Bilim Dalıen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Ulusal Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US

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