Investigating the Effect of Pressure on the Hugo Point on the Severity of a Headache after Head Injury
A headache is the most common post-traumatic complaint in patients. Nurses can help to relieve the pain and to improve the quality of the care through non-pharmacological methods. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of pressure on Hugo point on the severity of a headache after head injury.
In this clinical trial, 60 patients were randomly divided into two intervention and control groups after accessible sampling. At first, the severity of a headache was measured by Visual Analogue Scale. In experimental group, the pressure was applied to Hugo point for 2 minutes followed by rest for 2 minutes; this procedure was repeated for 7 times. During this period, the control group received only routine care. The patient's pain scores were measured again after the intervention. Data analysis was performed using SPSS v.20 software.
There was a significant difference between the scores of pain in the experimental group before and after the intervention (P
Considering the ease of performing and the safety of this method, it is suggested to be used as an effective method to reduce the headache in patients.
Journal of Research Development in Nursing and Midwifery, Volume:14 Issue: 2, Autumn Winter 2017
51 to 56  
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