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Pak J Pharm Sci. 2018 Jul;31(4):1375-1378.

Therapeutic effects of targeted nursing interventions combined with auricular-plaster therapy on anxiety level and life quality of Hepatitis B patients.

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Linyi Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong Province, Linyi, China.
School of Life Science and the Collaborative Innovation Center for Brain Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.


Mood disorders are common problems in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, most clinical treatment focus on anti-viral and anti-fibrosis rather than taking care of mood disorders. In the past decades, we have developed a Chinese medicine treatment method together with nursing intervention, which shows a positive treatment effect on patients. 158 cases of hepatitis B patients were randomly divided into one control group (78 cases), and one observation group (80 cases). The patients in control group received hepatology nursing, liver protecting and transaminase lowering medicine, and ear acupoint bean pressing treatment. In addition to the nursing and treatment as the control group, the patients in observation group were given targeted nursing interventions, including psychological intervention, emotional intervention, cognitive intervention, and systematic family and community support intervention. The anxiety level and sleep quality of patients in both groups were compared. The improvement of hepatic indexes was checked and life qualities in both groups were also compared. Compared to the control group, the patients in the observation group provided have statistically significant mprovement on anxiety control, sleep quality, and hepatic indexes changes (P<0.05). The observation group also showed remarkably better life quality scores (GQLI-64) than the control group (P<0.01). This research confirmed that targeted nursing intervention coupled with ear acupoint bean pressing showed effective improvement on the anxiety control and sleep quality of chronic hepatic B patients, and demonstrated better hepatic index recovery. Patients in the observation group also have higher life quality scores than the control group.

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