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Article: Training self-administered acupressure exercise among postmenopausal women with osteoarthritic knee pain: A feasibility study and lessons learned

TitleTraining self-administered acupressure exercise among postmenopausal women with osteoarthritic knee pain: A feasibility study and lessons learned
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/
Citation
Evidence-Based Complementary And Alternative Medicine, 2012, v. 2012 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground. Osteoarthritis (OA) is more prevalent in women, particularly after menopausal age. Women are more likely to seek complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches. We examined the feasibility of training self-administered acupressure exercise and assessed its impact on OA symptoms among women with knee OA. Methods. Thirty-six eligible postmenopausal women were randomly assigned in the acupressure exercise group (n=15) or the control group (n=21) for 12 weeks. Feasibility outcomes (e.g., compliance and adverse effects) and clinical outcomes (e.g., pain, stiffness, and physical function) were assessed. Data were collected at baseline, 6 weeks and 12 weeks. Both per-protocol and intention-to-treat analysis were employed. Results. The training materials were well received. The feedback from participants suggests that self-administered acupressure exercise is easy to learn and safe to perform at home, although no statistically significant results of the clinical outcome were observed. Our findings didn't reveal superiority or inferiority of acupressure compared with usual care. Conclusion. Acupressure exercise is feasible to be trained among postmenopausal women with knee osteoarthritis. Due to the limitations of this study such as small sample size and high attrition rate, acupressure's efficacy needs to be further explored in larger scale studies with more rigorous design. © 2012 Yan Zhang et al.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188658
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.931
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.615
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dc.contributor.authorShen, CLen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeck, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorBrismée, JMen_US
dc.contributor.authorDoctolero, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, DFen_US
dc.contributor.authorLim, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorLao, Len_US
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dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationEvidence-Based Complementary And Alternative Medicine, 2012, v. 2012en_US
dc.identifier.issn1741-427Xen_US
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dc.description.abstractBackground. Osteoarthritis (OA) is more prevalent in women, particularly after menopausal age. Women are more likely to seek complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches. We examined the feasibility of training self-administered acupressure exercise and assessed its impact on OA symptoms among women with knee OA. Methods. Thirty-six eligible postmenopausal women were randomly assigned in the acupressure exercise group (n=15) or the control group (n=21) for 12 weeks. Feasibility outcomes (e.g., compliance and adverse effects) and clinical outcomes (e.g., pain, stiffness, and physical function) were assessed. Data were collected at baseline, 6 weeks and 12 weeks. Both per-protocol and intention-to-treat analysis were employed. Results. The training materials were well received. The feedback from participants suggests that self-administered acupressure exercise is easy to learn and safe to perform at home, although no statistically significant results of the clinical outcome were observed. Our findings didn't reveal superiority or inferiority of acupressure compared with usual care. Conclusion. Acupressure exercise is feasible to be trained among postmenopausal women with knee osteoarthritis. Due to the limitations of this study such as small sample size and high attrition rate, acupressure's efficacy needs to be further explored in larger scale studies with more rigorous design. © 2012 Yan Zhang et al.en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2012/570431en_US
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