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Effects of acupressure on fatigue and depression in hepatocellular carcinoma patients treated with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization: a quasi-experimental study.

Lan SC, Lin YE, Chen SC, Lin YF, Wang YJ - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2015)

Bottom Line: A quasiexperimental study design was used.There were no differences between the groups on depression.Acupressure can improve fatigue in HCC patients during treatment with TACE but did not alleviate depression.

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Affiliation: Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou District 33305, Taiwan.

ABSTRACT
This study was to examine the effects of acupressure on fatigue and depression in HCC patients undergoing TACE. A quasiexperimental study design was used. Patients were evaluated at five time points: before treatment (T1) and 2, 3, 4, and 5 days after treating TACE (T2, T3, T4, and T5). Fatigue and depression were assessed by a VAS fatigue scale and a VAS depression scale at each time point. TFRS and BDI were administered at T1 and T5. Patients' fatigue and depression were significantly higher at T5 than at T1 in two groups. Fatigue and depression increased in both the experimental and control groups' patients over the five days of hospitalization during which TACE and chemotherapy were administered. The experimental group had significantly less fatigue than the control group, with lower subscale scores on physical, psychosocial, daily, and overall fatigue. There were no differences between the groups on depression. At posttest, the experimental group experienced lower physical, psychosocial, daily, and overall fatigue than the control group. Acupressure can improve fatigue in HCC patients during treatment with TACE but did not alleviate depression. Discharge planning should include home care for management of fatigue and depression.

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Acupoint (Fengchi) selected for fatigue and depression in the study.
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fig3: Acupoint (Fengchi) selected for fatigue and depression in the study.

Mentions: Acupressure contains eight auricular acupoints, including Yintang, Shenting, Cuanzhu, Taiyang, Jingming, Yangbai (Figure 2), Fengchi (Figure 3), and Baihui (Figure 4) [28]. Stimulating the Yintang, Cuanzhu, Taiyang, Yangbai, Fengchi, and Baihui acupoints can alleviate headache symptoms [33–35]. Stimulation of the Shenting acupoints can raise vitality and improve dizziness [33–35]. Stimulation of the Jingming acupoint can diminish tired eyes [33–35]. Stimulation of the Fengchi acupoint can improve stiff neck, headache, dizziness, and fatigue [33–35].


Effects of acupressure on fatigue and depression in hepatocellular carcinoma patients treated with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization: a quasi-experimental study.

Lan SC, Lin YE, Chen SC, Lin YF, Wang YJ - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2015)

Acupoint (Fengchi) selected for fatigue and depression in the study.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Acupoint (Fengchi) selected for fatigue and depression in the study.
Mentions: Acupressure contains eight auricular acupoints, including Yintang, Shenting, Cuanzhu, Taiyang, Jingming, Yangbai (Figure 2), Fengchi (Figure 3), and Baihui (Figure 4) [28]. Stimulating the Yintang, Cuanzhu, Taiyang, Yangbai, Fengchi, and Baihui acupoints can alleviate headache symptoms [33–35]. Stimulation of the Shenting acupoints can raise vitality and improve dizziness [33–35]. Stimulation of the Jingming acupoint can diminish tired eyes [33–35]. Stimulation of the Fengchi acupoint can improve stiff neck, headache, dizziness, and fatigue [33–35].

Bottom Line: A quasiexperimental study design was used.There were no differences between the groups on depression.Acupressure can improve fatigue in HCC patients during treatment with TACE but did not alleviate depression.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou District 33305, Taiwan.

ABSTRACT
This study was to examine the effects of acupressure on fatigue and depression in HCC patients undergoing TACE. A quasiexperimental study design was used. Patients were evaluated at five time points: before treatment (T1) and 2, 3, 4, and 5 days after treating TACE (T2, T3, T4, and T5). Fatigue and depression were assessed by a VAS fatigue scale and a VAS depression scale at each time point. TFRS and BDI were administered at T1 and T5. Patients' fatigue and depression were significantly higher at T5 than at T1 in two groups. Fatigue and depression increased in both the experimental and control groups' patients over the five days of hospitalization during which TACE and chemotherapy were administered. The experimental group had significantly less fatigue than the control group, with lower subscale scores on physical, psychosocial, daily, and overall fatigue. There were no differences between the groups on depression. At posttest, the experimental group experienced lower physical, psychosocial, daily, and overall fatigue than the control group. Acupressure can improve fatigue in HCC patients during treatment with TACE but did not alleviate depression. Discharge planning should include home care for management of fatigue and depression.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus