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The effect of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation on sleep quality in chronic insomnia disorder
Behnam Khaledipaveh Mr1 , Habibolah Khazaie Dr1 , Nader Salary Dr2, Soroush Maazinezhad Mr 3
1- Sleep Disorders Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah,Iran
2- biostatistics department,faculty of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah,Iran
3- Sleep Disorders Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah,Iran , soroush.maazi@kums.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Acupuncture is one of the most common methods of complementary medicine. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation on sleep quality in the patients with chronic insomnia.
Materials and Methods: This study was a single-blind clinical trial in which 40 patients with chronic insomnia were randomly placed into intervention (TEAS) and control (sham TEAS) groups. The acupuncture points including SP6, HT7 and LI4 were selected according to the medical guideline of traditional Chinese medicine. The stimulation was performed for 8 sessions, twice a week for one month. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and actigraphy were used to evaluate the patients' sleep quality before and after intervention.
Results: Results showed no significant differences in the mean scores of PSQI between the two groups before and after the intervention (p>0.05). In regard to the objective characteristics of sleep quality, total sleep time in the intervention group significantly increased (p=0.015). These alterations were not significant in the sham TEAS group (p=0.502).
Conclusions: The results showed that TEAS can be effective in increasing the total sleep time in the patients with chronic insomnia disorder and this effect can be detectable by a monitoring instrument such as actigraphy.
Keywords: Actigraphy, Chronic insomnia, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), RCT, Sleep quality, Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2019/02/11 | Accepted: 2019/09/16
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khaledipaveh B, khazaie H, salary N, maazinezhad S. The effect of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation on sleep quality in chronic insomnia disorder. SJKU. 2019; 24 (5) :83-94
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Volume 24, Issue 5 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2019) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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