Effect of the acupoint sticking on the sleep quality of insomnia patients

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CHEN Zhao-xia(Shenzhen People's Hospital, Shenzhen 518020,China)
WANG Hong(Shenzhen People's Hospital, Shenzhen 518020,China)
TAN Yuan-xia(Shenzhen People's Hospital, Shenzhen 518020,China)
LI Li-rong(Shenzhen People's Hospital, Shenzhen 518020,China)
ZHU Ruo-li(Shenzhen People's Hospital, Shenzhen 518020,China)
Journal Title:
International Journal of Nursing
Volume 31, Issue 09, 2012
Key Word:
Acupoint sticking; Insomnia; Sleep quality

Abstract: Objective To observe the effect of the acupoint sticking on the sleep quality of insomnia patients.Methods A total of 80 cases of patients with insomnia were randomly divided into observation group and control group with 40 cases in each.All patients were given conventional treatment and care,observation group received acupoint sticking on the basis of this intervention.Intervention before and after the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQ) was used to evaluate the sleep quality of the two groups patients and the curative effect was compared.Results The total effective rate was 92.50% in the observation group and 75.00%.in the control group,the difference was significant (P < 0.05 ).The score of PSQ factor and total score in observation group and control group were decreased after the intervention ( P < 0.05 orP < 0.01 ).After intervention each factor of PSQ except sleep quality,sleep time in observation group were better than those in the control group ( P < 0.05 or P < 0.01 ).Conclusions Acupoint sticking can improve the sleep quality of insomnia patients.

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