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Author (up) Arab, Z.; Shariati, A.R.; Asayesh, H.; Vakili, M.A.; Bahrami-Taghanaki, H.; Azizi, H. url  openurl
  Title A sham-controlled trial of acupressure on the quality of sleep and life in haemodialysis patients Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Acupuncture in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Acupuncture in Medicine  
  Volume 34 Issue 1 Pages 2-6  
  Keywords Acupressure; ANALYSIS of variance; CHI-squared test; CORRELATION (Statistics); HEALTH surveys; Hemodialysis; QUALITY assurance; QUALITY of life; Questionnaires; RESEARCH -- Finance; Sleep; SLEEP disorders; Statistics; DATA analysis; RANDOMIZED controlled trials; DATA analysis -- Software; MANN Whitney U Test; KRUSKAL-Wallis Test  
  Abstract Background Sleep disorder in haemodialysis patients can lead to disturbance in their psychosocial function and interpersonal relations, and reduced quality of life. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of acupressure on the quality of sleep of haemodialysis patients. Methods In a randomised controlled trial, 108 haemodialysis patients were randomly divided into three groups: true acupressure, placebo acupressure, and no treatment. The two acupressure groups received treatment three times a week for 4 weeks during dialysis. Routine care only was provided for the no treatment group. The main study outcome was sleep quality. Results The total Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index score decreased significantly from 11.9±3.13 to 6.2±1.93 in the true acupressure group, from 11.3±3.69 to 10.6±3.82 in the sham acupressure group, and from 10.9±4.10 to 10.7±3.94 in the no treatment group. There was a significant difference between groups (p<0.001). Conclusions Acupressure seems to have a positive effect on the sleep quality in haemodialysis patients.  
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  Notes Accession Number: 113683039; Source Information: Feb2016, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p2; Subject Term: ACUPRESSURE; Subject Term: ANALYSIS of variance; Subject Term: CHI-squared test; Subject Term: CORRELATION (Statistics); Subject Term: HEALTH surveys; Subject Term: HEMODIALYSIS; Subject Term: QUALITY assurance; Subject Term: QUALITY of life; Subject Term: QUESTIONNAIRES; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: SLEEP; Subject Term: SLEEP disorders; Subject Term: STATISTICS; Subject Term: DATA analysis; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: DATA analysis -- Software; Subject Term: MANN Whitney U Test; Subject Term: KRUSKAL-Wallis Test; Subject Term: ; Number of Pages: 5p; ; Illustrations: 5 Charts; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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