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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 349) Last page : ( 355)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00073.4

A Quasi-experimental study on Effectiveness of Acupressure Therapy on Haemoglobin level among Anaemic adolescent girls in selected nursing Colleges, Hoshiarpur, Punjab

Mrs. Garg Archna1,*, Mrs.  Satyajit2,**, Mrs.  Ranjit3,***, Mrs.  Ramanjit4,****

1Professor cum Vice-Principal, Shri Guru Ram Dass College of Nursing, Hoshiarpur

2Assistant Professor, Shri Guru Ram Dass College of Nursing, Hoshiarpur

3Lecturer, Shri Guru Ram Dass College of Nursing, Hoshiarpur

4Associate Professor, Shri Guru Ram Dass College of Nursing, Hoshiarpur

*Corresponding Author Email: archnagarg66@yahoo.com

**s_ghai30@yahoo.com

***ranjitkaur366@gmail.com

****ramanrank1@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Anaemia is one of the most common nutritional problems in many parts of the world among adolescent girls, especially in developing countries. The fundamental health issue of anaemia has not been solved and continues to effect the health, quality of life, and working capacity of billions of people all over the world. Various medical and complementary therapies are available to prevent and treat anaemia. Acupressure therapy is one that has significant effects on human blood and iron absorption due to its capacity to improve the flow of qi to the liver, which stores blood and maintains a properly balanced flow of blood throughout the body.

Aim

The aim of study was to assess effectiveness of acupressure therapy on haemoglobin level among anaemic adolescent girls.

Design

A quasi-experimental pretest posttest control group research design was used to assess the effectiveness of acupressure therapy on haemoglobin level among anaemic adolescent girls.

Material & methods

The study consisted of 60 anaemic adolescent girls, 30 each in experimental and control group selected by non-probability purposive sampling technique. Sahli's haemoglobinometer was used to measure the haemoglobin level of adolescent girls. Analysis was done by both descriptive and inferential statistics.

Findings

Findings showed that according to haemoglobin level assessment in experimental group, 90% adolescent girls had moderate anaemia and 10% had mild anaemia, whereas in control group, 96.6% had moderate anaemia and 3.3% had mild anaemia.

Conclusion

Thus, the study concluded that the difference between mean pretest and posttest haemoglobin level was found statistically significant at p < 0.05 level among adolescent girls in experimental group. Hence, research hypothesis was accepted and it revealed that there was impact of acupressure therapy on haemoglobin level among anaemic adolescent girls in experimental group.

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Keywords

Acupressure Therapy, Haemoglobin Level, Anaemic Adolescent Girls.

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