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Author (up) Acar, H. V.; Cuvas, O.; Ceyhan, A.; Ceyhan, A.; Dikmen, B. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture on Yintang point decreases preoperative anxiety Type of Study RCT
  Year 2013 Publication Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) Abbreviated Journal J Altern Complement Med  
  Volume 19 Issue 5 Pages 420-424  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Mental Disorders; Preoperative Anxiety; Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Penetrating Sham; Standard Needling Depth; Sham Acupoint Control  
  Abstract Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ear-press needle acupuncture on Yintang point for preoperative anxiety. Design: This was a prospective, randomized, single-blind, controlled study. Settings/location: The study setting was the Department of Anesthesiology in Ankara Training and Research Hospital of Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey. Subjects: The study comprised 52 adult surgical patients. Interventions: A single, 20-minute session of single-point acupuncture was applied on Yintang (acupuncture group) or sham point (sham acupuncture group). Outcome measures: The efficacy of acupuncture was evaluated by means of the changes in bispectral index (BIS) and STAI (State-Trait Anxiety Index). Results: BIS values in the acupuncture group were significantly lower than in the sham group in all time intervals (p<0.0042). BIS values were lower than baseline in the study group during the entire study period (p<0.0004) while no such effect has been observed in the sham group (p>0.0004). Mean values of state anxiety (STAI-S) decreased after acupuncture in the study group (p=0,018), while no change was observed in trait anxiety (STAI-T) (p=0.156). Patients of the sham group showed no change in both parameters (p=0.387 and p=0,116). Conclusions: Ear-press needle acupuncture on Yintang point reduces preoperative anxiety in adult surgical patients.  
  Address Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Ankara Training and Research Hospital of Ministry of Health , Ankara, Turkey .  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 52  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Preoperative Anxiety
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 2  
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