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17-11-2017 10:00 AM

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17-11-2017 11:30 AM

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Use of Acupressure Improve Sleep in ESRD Patients with Sleep Deficiency: An Integrative Literature Review

Aaron Fischer

Faculty Sponsor: Larry Maturin

Background: Sleep deprivation and fatigue, which results in decreased quality of life, is a common problem in patients with ESRD and on hemodialysis.

Objectives: The purpose of this research review is to examine the effects of acupressure for ESDR and hemodialysis patient to improve sleep quality.

Method: This integrative literature review search was conducted between 1/27/2017 and 09/15/2017 using the databases of CINAHL Complete, Health Source: Nursing/Academic edition, and MEDline. Subject heading search terms included acupressure, ESRD, and sleep.

Results: The intervention was found to be effective for this patient population in five out of six studies. Furthermore, it was found to be a safe, well-tolerated, and acceptable treatment. Implications are that this intervention can safely be carried out by a nurse with minimal training.

Conclusion: The data collected suggests that ESRD patients can improve sleep quality from acupressure therapy, so it should be considered as an alternative, or at least play a complementary role to pharmacologic treatment. Acupressure is safe, well-tolerated, and highly-acceptable therapy, alongside routine care. It is evident that more research should be done with greater numbers of subjects and with more diverse populations.

Keywords: ESRD, hemodialysis, acupressure, sleep quality

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Nov 17th, 10:00 AM Nov 17th, 11:30 AM

Use of Acupressure Improve Sleep in ESRD Patients with Sleep Deficiency: An Integrative Literature Review

Use of Acupressure Improve Sleep in ESRD Patients with Sleep Deficiency: An Integrative Literature Review

Aaron Fischer

Faculty Sponsor: Larry Maturin

Background: Sleep deprivation and fatigue, which results in decreased quality of life, is a common problem in patients with ESRD and on hemodialysis.

Objectives: The purpose of this research review is to examine the effects of acupressure for ESDR and hemodialysis patient to improve sleep quality.

Method: This integrative literature review search was conducted between 1/27/2017 and 09/15/2017 using the databases of CINAHL Complete, Health Source: Nursing/Academic edition, and MEDline. Subject heading search terms included acupressure, ESRD, and sleep.

Results: The intervention was found to be effective for this patient population in five out of six studies. Furthermore, it was found to be a safe, well-tolerated, and acceptable treatment. Implications are that this intervention can safely be carried out by a nurse with minimal training.

Conclusion: The data collected suggests that ESRD patients can improve sleep quality from acupressure therapy, so it should be considered as an alternative, or at least play a complementary role to pharmacologic treatment. Acupressure is safe, well-tolerated, and highly-acceptable therapy, alongside routine care. It is evident that more research should be done with greater numbers of subjects and with more diverse populations.

Keywords: ESRD, hemodialysis, acupressure, sleep quality