Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions postoperative complications, postoperative nausea and vomiting
Treatments acupressure wrist band, placebo acupressure wrist band
Sponsor Gulhane Military Medical Academy
Start date February 2015
End date February 2016
Trial size 111 participants
Trial identifier NCT02510183, GulhaneMMA

Summary

This study is to evaluate the effect of preoperative acupressure application on Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy in terms of being in high risk group for PONV.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model crossover assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose supportive care
Arm
(Active Comparator)
Patient receive preoperative education a day before surgery, education for acupressure application on the day of surgery, an acupressure wrist band is applied on P6 acupoint in both wrist an hour before surgery
acupressure wrist band Sea Band
Acupressure wrist band is a knitted elasticated wrist band, which operates by applying pressure on the P6 acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud.
(Placebo Comparator)
Patient receive preoperative education a day before surgery, an placebo acupressure wrist band is applied in both wrist an hour before surgery
placebo acupressure wrist band
Placebo Acupressure Wrist Band is a knitted elasticated wrist band without a plastic stud.
(No Intervention)
Patient receive preoperative education a day before surgery, and patient are only visited an hour before surgery

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Acupressure affect on Postoperative Nausea, Vomiting and medication need
time frame: 24 hours postoperatively

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Pain
time frame: 24 hours postoperatively
Perioperative Stress
time frame: 48 hour

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patient undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy - Patients who make their admission the day before surgery - Patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification system I and II - Patient who gave written consent to participate in the study Exclusion Criteria: - Patient who undergone urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy - Patients who make their admission on the day of surgery - Patients with who do not conform physical status of ASA I and II - Patients who loss single or both upper extremity - Patients with open wounds, scar tissue or infection on wrist in acupressure application area

Additional Information

Official title Evaluation of the Effects of P6 Acupressure Application on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Before Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Principal investigator Sibel Yilmaz Sahin, PhDs
Description Prevention of postoperative complications is one of the main tasks of nurses. However, there are limited nursing interventions that can be done to prevent PONV. The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses suggest nurses to teach patients with a high risk of PONV about acupressure application on P6 acupoint or to apply acupressure wristbands preoperatively. However this suggestion has a low evidence.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Gulhane Military Medical Academy.