The effectiveness of acupuncture to clients with joint pain at the acupuncture center in De La Salle University-Angelo King Medical Research Center in Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Acupuncture, Arthralgia


This study utilized the quasi-experimental research method. Ten (10) joint pain clients from Cavite were selected as respondents using purposive sampling technique. The Facial Rating Scale was used to assess the level of joint pain before the first acupuncture session and every session thereafter. Upon the approval of the respondents, the researchers accompanied them in the acupuncture center and administered the Facial Rating Scale questionnaire before the first acupuncture session and every acupuncture session thereafter then proceeded with the data gathering. Frequency distribution, percentage, mean, t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used in the data analysis. The following conclusions have been arrived in this study: 1) Majority of the respondents were female, belong to 30-37 years old age group and experienced joint paint in 1-5 years; 2) The level of joint pain of the respondents before acupuncture was mild, annoying pain; 3) There was absence of joint pain among the respondents after acupuncture; 4) There were significant differences in the level of pain before and after acupuncture when the respondents were grouped according to gender, age and duration of joint pain; 5) There was a significant difference in the level of joint pain of clients before and after acupuncture.

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