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Rev Bras Enferm. 2015 Jan-Feb;68(1):109-15, 117-23. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167.2015680116p.

Chinese auriculotherapy to improve quality of life of nursing team.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem na Saúde do Adulto, Escola de Enfermagem, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluated the efficacy of auriculotherapy for improving quality of life and reducing stress in nursing staff.

METHOD:

Single-blind radomizad clinical trail envolving 175 subjects randomized in: Control (G1), Protocol Group (G2) and without Protocol Group (G3). They were evaluated by the Stress Symptoms List and SF36v2 at baseline, after 12 sessions and follow up (30 days), between January and July 2012.

RESULTS:

Both intervention groups reduced stress (p <0.05) with greater effect for G3 (d = 1.15). G3 was also higher for improving life quality especially the physical domain (p = 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Individualized auriculotherapy (G3) had greater effect compared to the protocol auriculotherapy (G2) for reducing stress and improving life quality.

PMID:
25946503
DOI:
10.1590/0034-7167.2015680116p
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