Effectiveness of Self-administered Acupressure for Family Caregivers of Advanced Cancer Patients With Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Conclusions Self-administered acupressure did not demonstrate favorable effects on subjective sleep quality, but did reduce sleep latency and improve sleep efficiency, according to actigraphy measurements. Self-administered acupressure may help relaxation and sedation and promote sleep in FCs. Implications for Practice Healthcare providers may consider advising FCs to apply this self-administered acupressure to improve their sleep latency and sleep efficiency.
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