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Rezaie S, Bagheri-Nesami M, Goli S, Hydari Gorji M A, pouresmail Z, Yazdani J. The Comparison of Acupressure and Valerian Oil Effect on Sleep Satisfaction, Heart Rate in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2018; 26 (2) :82-90
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1765-en.html
1- MSc in Critical Care Nursing, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases Research Center with Focus on Nosocomial Infections, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran , anna4034@gmail.com
3- PhD in Biostatistics, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Center for Health Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
4- PhD in Hospital Management, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Nasibeh Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
5- PhD of Therapeutic and Health Services Management, Specialist in Chinese Traditional Medicine, Faculty member, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
6- PhD in Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
Abstract:   (2215 Views)

Introduction: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of acupressure and valerian oil on sleep satisfaction, heart rate and Heart Rate Variability in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Methods: This study is a clinical trial on 90 patients with acute coronary syndrome. Samples of the population selected of Sample available then randomly assigned in each group. The group of acupressure with valerian oil received massage of acupoint bilatral with two drops of Valerian oil second night in hospital. Acupressure group patient, received same acupoint massage with similar technique but without oil. Patients in the control group, received massage on unreal points with similar techniques and at the same time. Patient’s heart rate was recorded at the intervention night before, during, immediately after and 5 minutes after the intervention. The satisfaction of sleep was measured by VAS criteria 
Results: The results showed that after the intervention, sleep satisfaction in the acupressure and acupressure group with valerian oil was significantly higher than the control group; the increase was statistically significant (P<0.05). There was a significant difference between mean heart rate changes during and after and immediately after intervention with basal heart rate in the three groups (P<0.0001) 
Conclusion: This study showed that Acupressure and Valerian oil can both increase sleep satisfaction, relaxation, and therefore reduce heart rate in patients with acute coronary syndrome. 


 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2017/07/15 | Accepted: 2017/08/15 | Published: 2018/03/16

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