Perception and experience of adopting auricular acupressure in promoting sleep quality in Chinese community-dwelling older people: A qualitative study


Time & date:
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 30 November 2016 (Wednesday)
Venue:     
C0716, 7/F, Block C, Main Campus
Speaker: Dr Li Mei Kuen
Associate Professor, Division of Nursing and Health Studies
The Open University of Hong Kong
Language:
Cantonese
Abstract:   Sleep disturbances are reported as common health problems among older people in previous studies, which are detrimental to their general health and quality of life. Conventional use of hypnotics does not benefit all, and may induce risk of fall in older people. Auricular acupressure has been proved to be effective in promoting sleep of older people. However, there is scanty information about their perception and experience on the use of auricular acupressure in improving sleep quality. Therefore, a qualitative study was conducted to explore the perception and experience of adopting auricular acupressure in promoting sleep quality in Chinese community-dwelling older people. The findings of this qualitative study will be presented in the research seminar.


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