Asian Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Effectiveness of Acupressure on Reduction of Pain During Intramuscular Injection

Thenmozhi.P, Radhika.N.S, Selvamani.B, Suganya. K

Saveetha university chennai, India


Introduction: Procedural pain is the most common cause for pain during provision of nursing care. The most common cause for procedural pain is intramuscular injections. Pain management is one of the main facets of nursing care and acupressure is one of the effective interventions to reduce pain during intramuscular injections.

Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of acupressure on reduction of pain during intramuscular injection. Materials and

Methods: True experimental post-test only design was adopted to conduct the study with 30 samples. Samples are randomly allocated into experimental and control group. Acupressure was given for experimental group before the administration of intramuscular injection and control group received the regular techniques of the intramuscular injection. The level of pain was assessed by numerical pain scale for both the group.

Results: Independent‘t’ test reveals that there is a significant difference between experimental group and control groups after giving at the level of P<0.05.

Conclusion: The finding of the present study concluded that acupressure is effective in reduction of pain during intra muscular injection.


Acupressure, pain, intramuscular injection

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