Article Publish Status: FREE
Abstract Title:

Effectiveness of acupressure on the experience of nausea and vomiting among patients receiving chemotherapy.

Abstract Source:

Can Oncol Nurs J. 2018 ;28(2):132-138. Epub 2018 Apr 1. PMID: 31148822

Abstract Author(s):

Anju Byju, Sheela Pavithran, Regina Antony

Article Affiliation:

Anju Byju


The study was conducted for a period of six weeks among 40 cancer patients selected by purposive sampling to explore the impact of acupressure on nausea and vomiting for patients receiving chemotherapy. Data were gathered using a semi-structured interview schedule, semi-structured questionnaire and Rhodes' index of nausea, vomiting and retching. The research design was a quasi experimental 'post-test only, control group design'. Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics involving frequency, percentage, Chi square and independent 't' test. Results of the study showed that the subjects in the experimental group experienced mild (65%) to moderate (35%) nausea and vomiting, whereas the subjects in the control group experienced moderate (35%) to severe (65%) nausea and vomiting, t (38)= 2.693, 8.270, 8.401 respectively for days 1, 2 and 3; p<0.05). The results point to the fact that acupressure is effective in reducing nausea and vomiting among patients receiving chemotherapy.

Study Type : Human Study

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.