Korean J Women Health Nurs Search


Korean J Women Health Nurs > Volume 11(1); 2005 > Article
Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2005;11(1):77-82.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2005.11.1.77   
Effect of Self Moxibustion on Dysmenorrhea and Activities of Daily Living in Female College Students
Inn Sook Lee, Hye Sook Choi
1Department of Nursing, Keukdong College, Korea. ilee001@kdc.ac.kr
2Department of Nursing, Hyechon College, Korea.
This study was to verify the effect of self moxibustion on dysmenorrhea and ADL. METHOD: This study was undertaken from October 25th to December 31st, 2004. The subjects of this study consisted of 31 female college students attending two colleges. Of those subjects, 16 and 15 subjects were assigned to the experimental and the control groups respectively. Self moxibustion was performed daily for 7 days before the expected menstrual date, and subjects performed moxibustion on both palms. RESULT: After self moxibustion, the scores of dysmenorrhea and difficulty of ADL by GRS decreased significantly in the experimental group. There was a significant difference between both groups in the changes of the scores of dysmennorhea and difficulties of ADL after self moxibustion. CONCLUSION: Self moxibustion had a practical effect on reducing dysmenorrhea and difficulties of ADL. Accordingly, we can use self moxibustion as a useful nursing intervention in the community.
Key Words: Moxibustion; Dysmenorrhea; ADL

Editorial Office
College of Nursing, Yonsei University, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2228-3276    Fax: +82-2-2227-8303    E-mail: kjwhn@kjwhn.org                

Copyright © 2022 by Korean Society of Women Health Nursing.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next