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dc.contributor.authorMolassiotis, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuen, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorLai, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorWat, KHYen_US
dc.contributor.authorTang, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorTo, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, COen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorChien, WTen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-12T03:59:40Z-
dc.date.available2019-06-12T03:59:40Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationAging and mental health, Published online: 14 Mar 2019, p. 1-9, https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1584789en_US
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/80827-
dc.description.abstractObjective: The primary aim of the current trial was to assess the clinical effectiveness of acupressure in the management of depression in elderly people compared to patients receiving sham acupressure or standard care alone.en_US
dc.description.abstractMethods: Randomized sham-controlled trial of acupressure, sham acupressure and standard care alone in older patients with depression living in the community. Patients with a score>/=8 in the Geriatric Depression Scale were recruited for this study. Intervention/sham treatments were provided four times/week for three months. Assessments related to depressive symptoms (primary outcome), well-being, resilience, spirituality and quality of life domains were carried out at baseline, end of the intervention and three-months after the intervention.en_US
dc.description.abstractResults: 118 patients were randomized to intervention (n = 40), sham (n = 40) or control arm (n = 38), with 84 patients providing final analysis data. Significant reduction in mean score of depressive symptoms was found in the acupressure group (from 10.6 (sd = 0.03) to 7.7 (sd = 0.07), p < 0.001 at end of intervention and 8.7 (sd = 0.8), p = 0.002 at follow-up) and the sham acupressure group (from 10.5 (sd = 0.3) to 8.4 (sd = 0.8), p = 0.005) at end of intervention and 8.4 (sd = 0.8), p = 0.006 at follow-up but not in the control group (from 10.8 to 9.9, p = 0.20). Resilience (p = 0.02) and spirituality (p = 0.02) were also improved in the intervention group at the end of intervention assessment but this change was not sustained at follow-up. Mind-body-spirit well-being and social functioning were improved both at the end of intervention and follow-up in the experimental as well as sham group. The sham group showed additional improvements in daily functioning and environmental quality of life.en_US
dc.description.abstractConclusions: Although acupressure improved outcomes, a placebo effect was evident. Acupressure may be an effective approach to manage depression in elderly patients, but more evidence is needed in the future before it can be recommended for practice as well as more clear elucidation of any placebo effects.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSchool of Nursingen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAging and mental healthen_US
dc.subjectAcupressureen_US
dc.subjectDepressionen_US
dc.subjectElderlyen_US
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectRandomized trialen_US
dc.subjectWell-beingen_US
dc.titleThe effectiveness of acupressure in the management of depressive symptoms and in improving quality of life in older people living in the community : a randomised sham-controlled trialen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
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dc.identifier.epage9en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607863.2019.1584789en_US
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dc.description.validate201906 bcrcen_US
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