Effects of LI4 acupressure on delivery satisfaction


avatar Azam Hamidzadeh 1 , * , avatar Farangis shahpourian 2 , avatar Roohangiz Jamshidi Orak 3 , avatar Leila Takfallah 4

Dept. of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Siences, Sharoud, Iran
Nursing Care Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Dept. of Biostatistics, School of Management & Medical information, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Dept. of Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran

how to cite: Hamidzadeh A, shahpourian F, Jamshidi Orak R, Takfallah L. Effects of LI4 acupressure on delivery satisfaction. J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2012;15(5):e79016.


Background: Women's dissatisfaction with childbirth experience may have immediate and long-term effects on their health and relationship with infant. There is not enough documented researchs in this area. The aim of this study was to evaluate effects of LI4 Acupressure on delivery satisfaction in women referring to Fatemieh hospital in Shahroud. 
Methods: In this experimental study 100 women in labor referring to delivery room of  the hospital in Shahroud were randomly assigned into experimental (n=50) or control group (n=50). The experimental group received LI4 acupressure at the onset active phases for duration of each uterine contraction over a period of 20 minutes and the control group received only LI4 touch. An observation checklist and information forms were used for data collection and content validity method was used for validating of questionnairs. Delivery satisfaction was measured immediately after delivery in both groups.
Results: There was significantly different in satisfaction rates between two groups (P=0.017). 86% of experimental group and 68% of control group expressed their satisfaction in highest score (score 6).
Conclusion: According to the finding, it seems that LI4 acupressure has some positive effect on delivery satisfaction in women. Therefore using this easy and applicable method in delivery rooms is recommended.



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