Application of Auriculotherapy on Nursing Professional Stress Levels
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01141374|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 10, 2010
Results First Posted : January 23, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stress||Other: auriculotherapy by needles Other: auriculotherapy by seeds||Phase 2|
Seventy five participants with average and high scores on the Stress Symptoms List (LSS) were divided in 3 groups (control, needles and seeds).
They were evaluated at the baseline, fourth and eighth sessions and 15-day follow-up and received 8 sessions through Shenmen, Kidney and Brainstem points.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||75 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Analysis of the Application of Different Forms in Auriculotherapy on Nursing Professional Stress Levels|
|Study Start Date :||January 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2010|
No Intervention: control group without treatment
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.
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
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.
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
- Stress Levels After 4 Sessions (2nd Evaluation) [ Time Frame: after 30 days ]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.
- Stress Levels(3rd and 4th Evaluation) [ Time Frame: after 60 and 75 days ]Scale Information: Stress Symptoms List (LSS) with 60 items Low score (better outcome): 12/29 points; Medium score: 30/60 points; High score: 61/120 points; Very high score (worse outcome): >120 points.
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|Hospital Universitário da Universidade de São Paulo|
|São Paulo, Brazil, 05508-000|
|Study Director:||Maria Julia P Silva||Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo|