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Mod Care J 2015, 12(1): 8-14 Back to browse issues page
The effects of acupressure on venipuncture pain among 6–12 year-old hospitalized children
Parisa Shah Mohammadi Pour, Majid Kazemi , Golnaz Foroogh Ameri, Yones Jahani
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Kerman, Iran , Maj_kaz@yahoo.com
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 Background and Aim: Venipuncture is among the commonest painful invasive procedures performed by nurses. Preventing and alleviating children’s pain is of paramount importance. This study was undertaken to evaluate the impacts of acupressure on venipuncture pain among 6–12 year-old hospitalized children. 

Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial, eighty 6–12 year-old children hospitalized in Ali Ibn Abitalib and Moradi Hospitals, Rafsanjan, Iran, were recruited and allocated to the acupressure and the control groups by using the block randomization technique. Pain intensity was assessed in both groups after performing venipuncture by using a self-report numerical analog scale. Study data were entered into SPSS v. 18.0 and analyzed by performing the Chi-square, the Fisher’s exact, and the Mann-Whitney tests as well as median regression analysis. 

Results: The intensity of venipuncture pain in the acupressure and the control groups was 3.35.±1.8 and 8.65±1.5, respectively. The difference between the study groups regarding the intensity of venipuncture pain was statistically significant (P<0.0001).

Conclusion: Study findings suggest that as a non-pharmacological therapy, acupressure is effective in reducing pain. Consequently, it can be used as an effective strategy for managing venipuncture pain.  

Keywords: Phlebotomy, Pain, Child, Acupressure
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Type of Study: Experimental | Subject: Nursery
Received: 2014/05/12 | Accepted: 2014/09/21 | Published: 2015/09/15
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Shah Mohammadi Pour P, Kazemi M, Foroogh Ameri G, Jahani Y. The effects of acupressure on venipuncture pain among 6–12 year-old hospitalized children. Mod Care J. 2015; 12 (1) :8-14
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