Effects of acupressure at the hugo point (LI4) on labor pain and duration of delivery in nulliparous women

Heshmat, R. and Amani, F. and Kazemzadeh, R. and Sehhatie-Shafaie, F. (2011) Effects of acupressure at the hugo point (LI4) on labor pain and duration of delivery in nulliparous women. Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences, 18.


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Introduction: Most women have experienced child birth and its pain, which is inevitable. If this pain is not controlled it leads to prolonged labor and injury to the mother and fetus. This study was conducted to identify the effect of acupressure on sanyinjiao and hugo points on delivery pain in nulliparous women. Methods:This was a randomized controlled clinical trial on 84 nulliparous women in hospitals of Ardebil, Iran. The participants were divided by randomized blocks of 4 and 6 into two groups. The intervention was in the form of applying pressure at sanyinjiao and hugo points based on different dilatations. The intensity of the pain before and after the intervention was recorded by visual scale of pain assessment. To determine the effect of pressure on the intensity of labor pain, analytical descriptive test was conducted in SPSS (version 13). Results:There was a significant decrease in mean intensity of pain after each intervention in the experimental group with different dilatations (4, 6, 8, and 10 cm). Moreover, the Student’s independent t-test results indicated that the mean intensity of pain in the experimental group after the intervention in all four dilatations was significantly lower than the control group. Repeated measures ANOVA test indicated that in both experimental and control groups in four time periods, there was a statistically significant difference. Conclusion:Acupressure on sanyinjiao and hugo points decreases the labor pain. Therefore, this method can be used effectively in the labor process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Acupressure, Sanyinjiao, Hugo, Labor pain, Nulliparous women
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WP Gynecology
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 07:15
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 07:15
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5826

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