Acupressure improves the postoperative comfort of gastric cancer patients: A randomised controlled trial.

@article{Hsiung2015AcupressureIT,
  title={Acupressure improves the postoperative comfort of gastric cancer patients: A randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Wan-Ting Hsiung and Yi-Chuan Chang and Mei-Ling Yeh and Yung-Hsien Chang},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={339-46}
}
OBJECTIVE This pilot study evaluated whether acupressure affected the postoperative comfort of gastric cancer patients following a subtotal gastrectomy. METHODS A randomised controlled trial was conducted. Sixty patients were recruited from 141-bed general surgery ward at a 3000-bed medical centre in Northern Taiwan. Participants were randomly assigned to either a control group receiving regular postoperative care or to the experimental group receiving additional acupressure at acupoints of… CONTINUE READING