Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)

The Effectiveness of Acupressure and Foot Exercises on the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) Value in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Patients

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Jumari, Bambang Suryadi
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Available Online 25 November 2020.
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Keywords
acupressure, DM foot exercises, ankle-brachial index (ABI), type 2 diabetes mellitus
Abstract
Diabetes is still a problem and continues to increase. If not treated immediately, it will result in various complications such as diabetic ulcers, amputations, and even death. Most patients with type 2 diabetes still have difficulty controlling blood glucose levels so that it affects the ankle-brachial index values. Acupressure is useful in increasing ankle brachial index (ABI) values by increasing the circulation of qi (vital energy) in the body, but few studies examined the effect of acupressure to increasing ankle brachial index values in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of the study to determine the effectiveness of acupressure and foot exercises on the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) value in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.This research used a quasi-experimental design with a pre-post test design approach on 60 respondents sample selection using purposive sampling. They were divided into 3 intervention groups, namely the acupressure group (n = 20), the DM exercises group (n = 20), and the combination of acupressure and the DM exercises group (n = 20). Thus, the testing difference in the average value of ABI in each group using the Wilcoxon Signed-Ranks Test. The results showed a significant difference in ABI values between the acupressure group (p = 0.000), foot exercises (p = 0.001) and a combination of acupressure and foot exercises (p = 0.000). Acupressure and DM exercises are effective interventions to increase the ABI values in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Acupressure can be recommended as an independent complementary therapy in nursing care services for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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AU  - Jumari
AU  - Bambang Suryadi
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/11/25
TI  - The Effectiveness of Acupressure and Foot Exercises on the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) Value in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Patients
BT  - Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 392
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