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Volume 2, Issue 3 (12-2012)                   cmja 2012, 2(3): 212-224 | Back to browse issues page

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Ozgoli G, Armand M, Heshmat R, alavi majd H. Acupressure effect on sleep quality in menopausal women. cmja. 2012; 2 (3) :212-224
URL: http://cmja.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-119-en.html
1- shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.
2- graduate shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , sahar_armand@yahoo.com
3- acupuncturist
4- . a doctorate in statistics, Faculty of Biostatistics
Abstract:   (9747 Views)

  Introduction: Sleep disturbance is one of the most common problems in menopausal women. One of these alternative therapies, is acupressure. Based on the fact the researchers decided to study the effect of acupressure on sleep quality in menopausal women.

  Methods: In this study, a single-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was used to select menopausal women with sleep disturbance. As a sample 70 menopausal women were selected through random allocation software in both treatment groups (Using the wrist strap with pushbutton 15 minutes Three times a week for a month plus usual care menopause) And placebo treatment (using the wrist strap but contrary to plus usual care menopause) were used. For data analysis the Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon tests were used.

  Results: After the intervention, a significant difference in the sub-scale scores of subjective sleep quality (p<0.001), Actual sleep time (p=0.037), sleep efficiency (p<0.001), sleep disorders (p<0.001), consumption of sleep medications (p=0.037) the daily performance (p=0.007), Sleep latency (p<0.001) and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index mean score between treatment and placebo groups were observed.

  Conclusions: This study showed that acupressure can be effective in improving sleep quality in menopausal women.


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