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Effectiveness of Acupressure in Promoting Sleep Quality

A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Hmwe, Nant Thin Thin MNSc, BNSc, RN; Subramaniam, Pathmawathi DHSci, MEd, BSci (Honours), RN; Tan, Li Ping MD, MPH, FASN

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000165
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This review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure in promoting sleep quality among adults. Study findings included in the review showed that acupressure significantly improved sleep quality compared with the control group, but no superior effect of acupressure was found compared with sham acupressure.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah, Malaysia (Ms Hmwe); Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Dr Subramaniam); and Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre, Melaka, Malaysia (Dr Tan).

Correspondence: Nant Thin Thin Hmwe, MNSc, BNSc, RN, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kata Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (nant.tth@ums.edu.my).

The authors greatly appreciate the funding received from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. This review article was supported by a Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) 2/2013 (P0041/2013B) from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

The authors declare no conflict of interest on publishing this article.

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