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Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(6): 189-196 Back to browse issues page
Survey the effect of comparison Acupressure and Benson relaxation interventions on pre- operating anxiety of patients undergoing of kidney transplantation
Mohammad Torabi *1, Ali Reza Ghahri Sarabi2, Mohsen Salavati2, Zahra Pourismail3, Ali Reza Akbarzade Baghban4
1- , mtorabi315@yahoo.com
2- Faculty member of Nursing and Midwifery
3- Specialist of Chinese Traditional Medicine
4- Assistant Professor , Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract Introduction: Kidney transplantation is one of the renal replacement therapy methods in patients undergoing hemodialysis . Anxiety is one of the most common problems of kidney transplantation patients in pre-operation. One of the anxiety control methods is applying complementary medicine that a lot of researches was conducted about they in recent years. The purpose of this study was survey the effect of acupressure and Benson relaxation interventions on pre- operating anxiety of patients undergoing of kidney transplantation. Materials and Methods: This research was a quasi-experiment study of one-blind that was determined anxiety levels of before and after intervention on 90 patients undergoing of kidney transplantation in three groups acupressure, Benson relaxation and witness. In acupressure group, massage was performed on third eye point during 10-minute and in relaxation group, relaxation educated by headphone and into practically conducted by researcher . In witness group no intervention performed and anxiety level determined only two times. Data collection tools were including: demographic questionnaires and self report sheet of anxiety level(0-10). Findings: No significant difference was seen between anxiety level before intervention in three groups. There was statistically significant reduce in anxiety level before and after intervention in acupressure and Benson relaxation groups contrast witness group(P<0.01). Discussion &Conclusion: both acupressure and relaxation methods were effected on reducing anxiety therefore nurses can use them for reducing anxiety of patients before operation.
Keywords: Anxiety, acupressure, Benson relaxation, kidney transplantation
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Received: 2012/02/19 | Accepted: 2014/01/7 | Published: 2014/01/7

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