International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


An Experimental Study to Assess the Effect of Acupressure Therapy on Management of Raised Intracranial Pressure among Children Diagnosed with Meningitis in Selected Hospitals of Metropolitan City

Aruna Dhanaraj Parab


Abstract: An increase in intracranial pressure is a serious and life-threatening medical problem. The pressure can damage the brain or spinal cord by pressing on important structures and by restricting blood flow into the brain. Increased intracranial pressure can be due to a rise in pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid. This is the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Acupressure was originated in ancient China. It showed superior therapeutic potential against numerous disease conditions. Both acupressure and acupuncture are based on same fundamental principle of acupoints activation across the meridians. In acupressure, muscular tension is released by applying pressure with hand at specific acupoints or pressure of the thumbs on specific points or the application of pressure to acupoints is used to balance the flow of the physiological energy. No side effects & more benefits, Consequences quick & faster. Relieving stress, tension, anxiety, headache, vomiting etc, Stimulate the immune system, This therapy is 100% natural. Statement: ?An Experimental study to assess the Effect of Acupressure therapy on management of Raised intracranial pressure among children diagnosed with Meningitis in selected hospitals of metropolitan city.? Aim of the study: To evaluate the effect of acupressure therapy in management of raised intracranial pressure among children diagnosed with meningitis. Objectives of the study: 1. To assess the signs & symptoms of raised intracranial pressure among children diagnosed with meningitis before and after intervention.2. To apply the acupressure therapy as an intervention in management of raised intracranial pressure.3. To determine the association between the effect of acupressure therapy and raised intracranial pressure among experimental and control group. Research methodology: In this study research approach was quantitative research; research design was pre -test post- test design. the investigator used probability convenient sampling to select 40 sample, 20 in each group i.e. acupressure therapy in experimental group and conventional treatment in control group. The data was collected through questionnaire for history collection before intervention and rapid assessment scale for assess raised intracranial pressure. Data was analysed by frequency, percentage and association with selected demographic variables comparison pre- test, post-test observation by paired ?t? test, comparison of post test observation by unpaired ?t? test, experimental vs. control group whereas effect of acupressure therapy on raised intracranial pressure by ANNOVA. Result: The comparisons of the pertest and post-test means of the intracranial pressure among children were done by the paired t test. The pre-test average score was 22.50 with standard deviation of 1.27. The post-test average score was 9.10 with standard deviation of 2.17. The test statistics value of the paired t test was 23.84 with p value 0.00. The calculated value of the test greater than table value, hence accept the H1. Concludes that, acupressure therapy on management of raised intracranial pressure among children diagnosed with meningitis was very effective. Conclusion: The effect of acupressure therapy on raised intracranial pressure was very effective that conventional treatment. it has No side effects & more benefits, Consequences quick & faster.


Keywords: Acupressure therapy, raised intracranial pressure


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022,


Pages: 74 - 81


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