Auriculotherapy as a Coping Strategy in Professional Nursing

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi, University of Sao Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01424072
First received: August 23, 2011
Last updated: April 22, 2013
Last verified: April 2013

August 23, 2011
April 22, 2013
January 2010
July 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Coping Strategy: Domain Social Support(After 60 Days) [ Time Frame: after 60days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Scale information: Folkman and Lazarus Coping Strategy Inventory with 66 items. The scale is constructed by 8 different "domains": confrontation, distancing, self-control, social support, acceptance of responsibility, escape avoidance, problem solving and positive reappraisal.The questions are scored by Likert scale: 0 (not used this strategy); 1 (used somewhat); 2 (used enough) and 3(used in large quantities) to the 66 items (Folkman and Lazarus Coping Strategy Inventory). It performed a summation of items and defined the scores: 0-4 points (not use this strategy), 5-9 (use this strategy a bit), 10-14 ( use this strategy quite) 14-18 (use strategy plenty).
  • Coping Strategy: Distancing Domain [ Time Frame: after 75 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The questions are scored by Likert scale: 0 (not used this strategy); 1 (used somewhat); 2 (used enough) and 3(used in large quantities) to the 66 items (Folkman and Lazarus Coping Strategy Inventory). It performed a summation of items and defined the scores: 0-4 points (not use this strategy), 5-9 (use this strategy a bit), 10-14 ( use this strategy quite) 14-18 (use strategy plenty).
  • Coping Strategy: Social Support Domain [ Time Frame: after 60 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Scale information: Folkman and Lazarus Coping Strategy Inventory with 66 items. The scale is constructed by 8 different "domains": confrontation, distancing, self-control, social support, acceptance of responsibility, escape avoidance, problem solving and positive reappraisal.The questions are scored by Likert scale: 0 (not used this strategy); 1 (used somewhat); 2 (used enough) and 3(used in large quantities) to the 66 items (Folkman and Lazarus Coping Strategy Inventory). It performed a summation of items and defined the scores: 0-4 points (not use this strategy), 5-9 (use this strategy a bit), 10-14 ( use this strategy quite) 14-18 (use strategy plenty).
stress [ Time Frame: 75 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
The stress was evaluated in three phases: baseline, after 4 sessions (one month), 8 sessions (2 months) and follow-up of 15 days.
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Stress Scale [ Time Frame: after 60 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Scale information: Stress Symptoms List (LSS)with 60 items (better outcome)Low score: 12/29 points; Medium score: 30/60 points; High score: 61/120 points; Very high score (worse outcome): >120 points.
coping [ Time Frame: 75 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Identify the different domains of coping strategies according to the Folkman and Lazarus Inventory in Nursing staff of a University Hospital. These domains were evaluated in three phases: baseline, after 4 sessions (one month), 8 sessions (2 months) and follow-up of 15 days.
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Auriculotherapy as a Coping Strategy in Professional Nursing
Applicability of Auriculotherapy as a Strategy for Stress and Coping in Nursing Professionals

This randomized clinical trial aimed at evaluating the auriculotherapy as coping strategies in 75 nursing professionals in a University Hospital.

There is consensus that psychological and social factors can lead to physical health problems of individuals and coping strategies in stressful situations may be crucial for the mental, physical and social development of people. Taking care of professionals who provide health services is a key strategy, since good results depend on the service, especially in work teams healthy and, therefore, able to promote the humanization of service.

Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Coping Behavior
  • Other: auriculotherapy by needles
    The chinese auriculotherapy is a intervention used by Chinese Traditional Medicine in order to balance the body energy and to treat several kind of diseases using semi-permanent needles in specific points of the auricular pavilion.
    Other Name: auricular acupuncture
  • Other: auriculotherapy by seeds
    We used the three points Shenmen, Kidney, and Brain Stem with mustard seeds, 1 time per week for 8 sessions.The subjects were instructed to stimulate the points three times a day.
    Other Name: auricular acupuncture by seeds
  • No Intervention: Control Group
    Control Group didn't receive any treatment and was evaluated at the same time and the same way of interventions group
  • Experimental: Auriculotherapy by needles
    The investigators used 3 points, Shenmen, Kidney, and Brain Stem with semi-permanent needles of 1.8 mm, 1 time per week for 8 sessions.
    Intervention: Other: auriculotherapy by needles
  • Experimental: Auriculotherapy by seeds
    The investigators used the three points Shenmen, Kidney, and Brain Stem with mustard seeds, 1 time per week for 8 sessions.
    Intervention: Other: auriculotherapy by seeds
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Completed
75
September 2011
July 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Average and high score by the List of Stress Symptoms
  • Voluntary participation in the study
  • Availability of time for submission to the sessions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Medical license or vacation during the period
  • Low score of stress
Both
23 Years to 61 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Brazil
 
NCT01424072
CAAE: 0060.0.198.000-09
No
Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi, University of Sao Paulo
University of Sao Paulo
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Principal Investigator: Leonice FS Kurebayashi University of São Paulo
University of Sao Paulo
April 2013

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