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:: Volume 2, Issue 1 (Military Caring Sciences 2015) ::
MCS 2015, 2(1): 6-13 Back to browse issues page
The effect of acupressure on anxiety of patients candidate for coronary angiography
Nahid Rajai1 , Narges Choopani * 2, Seyed Amir Hosein Pishgouyi3 , Simin taj Sharififar4
1- AJA Faculty of Nursing
2- Critical care nursing student, AJA Faculty of Nursing
3- Nursing Ph.D student, AJA Faculty of Nursing
4- disaster and emergencies health Ph.D student, AJA Faculty of Nursing
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Introduction: Anxiety is one of the factors which increase mortality in patients with cardiac diseases. The aim of this study is the effect of acupressure on Patient’s anxietywho candidate for coronary angiography

Materials and Methods: This is a randomized controlled clinical trial study which was done at 2014. A total of 60 patients with age of 35-80 years old literate, without history of using acupressure, with previous history of coronary vessels angiography, mental illnesses, drug addiction, anatomical and skin problem in P6 point and Thumb of two hands were selected and randomly divided in two groups. Intervention group received pressure on the P6 point of two hands and control group received pressure on the Thumb of two hands. The interventions were performed in the morning day of angiography. Before and 30 min after intervention Spielberger state anxiety questionnaire was filled out by the patients then data were statistic analyzed.

Results: Intervention and control groups didn’t have any meaningful differences in demographic characteristics, anxiety level (p> 0/05). After intervention independent T test results presented meaningfully differences in anxiety level (p =0/001).

Discussion and Conclusion: According to meaningful reduction which was seen in anxiety level may say acupressure is a suitable method for patient’s candidate for coronary angiography anxiety reduction. .

Keywords: acupressure, angiography, anxiety.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/01/13 | Accepted: 2015/01/26 | Published: 2015/04/23
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Rajai N, Choopani N, Pishgouyi S A H, Sharififar S T. The effect of acupressure on anxiety of patients candidate for coronary angiography. MCS 2015; 2 (1) :6-13
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