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Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on the Upper Extremity Function, Perceived Health Status and Activities of Daily Living among Stroke Patients at Home
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Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on the Upper Extremity Function, Perceived Health Status and Activities of Daily Living among Stroke Patients at Home
Cha, Nam Hyun; Kim, Yun Kyung;
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of auricular acupressure therapy on the upper extremity function, perceived health status and Activities of Daily Living for rehabilitation among stroke patients at home. Methods: As a quasi-experimental study, non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used. Data were collected from August 1st to September 31st, 2012. Participants were 28 (Experimental 17, Control 11) stroke patients at home. Using the SPSS/WIN 12.0 program, data were analysed by the -test, Fisher's exact test, Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon signed rank test. Results: Upper extremity function (U=28.00, p=.001) and activities of daily living (U=47.50, p=.029) were significantly higher in the experimental group compared to the control group. However, perceived health status was not significantly different between the two group. Conclusion: This study proved that auricular acupressure therapy was effective for upper extremity function and activities of daily living among stroke patients at home.
Auricular acupressure;Upper extremity function;Activities of daily living;Stroke;
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