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Acupressure and Physical Stress Among High School Students

Das, Rachana MSc(N); Nayak, Baby S. MPhil(N), MSc(N); Margaret, Binu MSc(N)

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31820d784a
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Acupressure has been found to be effective in a number of conditions. This study aims at determining the effectiveness of acupressure on physical stress among high school students. A quasi-experimental pretest/posttest control group design was used. Statistical analysis of data revealed that acupressure was effective in reducing physical stress among students within the study group (Z = −5.803, P < .001) and among students between the 2 study groups (Z = −7.409, P < .001).

Department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Correspondence: Rachana Das, MSc(N), Department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, KMC Campus, Manipal University, Manipal 576 104, India (shinkus83@gmail.com or rachu2408@yahoo.com).

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