International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018

Effectiveness of Acupressure at Sanyinjiao Point (SP6) on Menstrual Discomfort among Adolescent Girls in Selected Senior Secondary Schools at Meerut (UP)

Vidushi Yadav [2]

Abstract: Dysmenorrhea is one of the commonest problems experienced by adolescent girls which results in disruption of routine activities, absence from schools, unnecessary medical expenses, and adverse effects of drugs, physical & mental disorders. Aim The main aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of SP6 acupressure on menstrual discomfort among adolescent girls at RG Inter-College, Meerut. Methodology The true experimental study was conducted with pretest-posttest control group design. Sample size was 100 (50 in experimental and 50 in control group). Probability simple random sampling technique was used. Pain and anxiety levels were assessed by 11-point numerical pain rating scale and Hamilton anxiety scale by structured interview method. Post test was taken after 1hr and 2hrs of intervention. Results There was 32 % and 22.5 % reduction in pain and anxiety after 1hr of intervention and 8 % and 4.5 % alleviation in pain and anxiety after 2hrs of intervention among experimental group. The findings were significant at 0.01 level of significance (p

Keywords: Effectiveness, Menstrual Discomfort, Acupressure, SP6 Acupoint, Adolescent Girls

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,

Pages: 1250 - 1256

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