A Study to Assess Effect of San-Yin-Jiao (SP-6) Acupressure on after Pains among Multi Parous Women in a Selected Hospital in Mangalore


Authors : Liji R Kurian; Shynee Paul; Philomena Fernandes

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6378290

The present study was conducted to assess the effect of San-Yin-Jiao (SP-6) acupressure on afterpains among multiparous women in a selected hospital in Mangalore. The objectives of the study were to assess the level of afterpains during immediate postnatal period, to find the effect of SP-6 acupressure on afterpains among experimental group, find an association between perception of afterpains and selected demographic variables and find an association between perception of afterpains and physiological responses. An experimental approach with pretest posttest control group design was adopted for the study. In the first phase, 40 multiparous women delivered in K. S Hegde Charitable Hospital, Mangalore were selected by purposive sampling technique and random allocation method was used to allocate the samples into experimental and control groups. The sociodemographic data and physiological responses were assessed with a structured questionnaire and visual analogue scale was used for measuring intensity of afterpains. The experimental group was given the treatment of SAN-YIN-JIAO (SP-6) acupressure for a period of 10 minutes. The study revealed that when the effect of SP-6 acupressure on afterpains were analyzed at each time period using repeated measures of ANOVA, significant differences were observed immediately after applying acupressure (F=19.40,p=0.000), as well as 30 min (F=13.23,p=0.004), 1 hour (F=13.35,p=0.004), and 2 hours(F=9.05,p=0.035) after the procedure. No difference was observed between the two groups at 3 hours after applying acupressure (F=5.89, p=0.073). The Independent t test was used to compare the difference between the experimental and control groups which indicated that there was a significant difference between the control and experimental group on reduction of after pains. Thus, acupressure to the SP-6 meridian can be an effective noninvasive nursing intervention for alleviation of after pains, with effects lasting for 2 hours post-treatment.

Keywords : San-Yin-Jiao (SP-6) acupressure, afterpains.

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