Effects of LI4 acupressure on delivery satisfaction

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Azam Hamidzadeh 1 , * , Farangis shahpourian 2 , Roohangiz Jamshidi Orak 3 , Leila Takfallah 4

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1 Dept. of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Siences, Sharoud, Iran

2 Nursing Care Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Dept. of Biostatistics, School of Management & Medical information, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Dept. of Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran

How to Cite: Hamidzadeh A, shahpourian F, Jamshidi Orak R, Takfallah L. Effects of LI4 acupressure on delivery satisfaction , J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2012 ; 15(5):e79016.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 15 (5); e79016
Published Online: January 19, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 05, 2010
Accepted: April 19, 2011

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Abstract

Background: Women's dissatisfaction with childbirth experience may have immediate and long-term effects on their health and relationship with infant. There is not enough documented researchs in this area. The aim of this study was to evaluate effects of LI4 Acupressure on delivery satisfaction in women referring to Fatemieh hospital in Shahroud. 

Methods: In this experimental study 100 women in labor referring to delivery room of  the hospital in Shahroud were randomly assigned into experimental (n=50) or control group (n=50). The experimental group received LI4 acupressure at the onset active phases for duration of each uterine contraction over a period of 20 minutes and the control group received only LI4 touch. An observation checklist and information forms were used for data collection and content validity method was used for validating of questionnairs. Delivery satisfaction was measured immediately after delivery in both groups.

Results: There was significantly different in satisfaction rates between two groups (P=0.017). 86% of experimental group and 68% of control group expressed their satisfaction in highest score (score 6).

Conclusion: According to the finding, it seems that LI4 acupressure has some positive effect on delivery satisfaction in women. Therefore using this easy and applicable method in delivery rooms is recommended.

Keywords

satisfaction acupressure labor pain

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