Effectiveness of acupressure on chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting and the functional status among cancer patients receiving cisplatin as radiosensitizer chemotherapy in Kasturba Hospital Manipal

Devi, Elsa Sanatombi and Latha, T (2015) Effectiveness of acupressure on chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting and the functional status among cancer patients receiving cisplatin as radiosensitizer chemotherapy in Kasturba Hospital Manipal. International Journal of Nursing Education, 7 (1). pp. 32-36. ISSN 0974-9349

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Abstract

Objective:To investigate the effectiveness of acupressure in reducing CINV, and to find the correlation between functional status and nausea experience. Method:40 cancer patients receiving cisplatin as radiosensitizer chemotherapy were divided into experimental and control group (n=20 each). Both group received regular antiemetic medication; however the intervention group received finger acupressure to the selected acu-points for nausea and vomiting (Pericardium -6 & Heart -7) for 3 min on each point bilaterally (Total 12 minutes) twice daily for 3 days, starting from second day of chemotherapy. Both group reported nausea and vomiting using Rhodes index of nausea and vomiting. Functional status was assessed using functional status index. Results:Nausea experience was significantly lower in experimental group compared to the control group (P = 0.002) and a significant weak negative correlation was found between the nausea experience and functional status (P = 0.026). Conclusions:Nausea experience can have significant impact on the functional status of the cancer patients and acupressure can be useful for reducing chemotherapy induced nausea.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acupressure; nausea; vomiting; functional status; cisplatin; radiosensitizer chemotherapy; cancer patients.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 05:13
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 05:13
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141891

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