Peripheral vascular disease is a complication of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) that causes changes in blood vessel walls. Changes in blood vessel walls result in decreased blood flow (perfusion) to the lower extremities marked by decreased ankle brachial index (ABI). Decreased of ABI is a complication that often occurs in Diabetes Mellitus Patients. Acupressure therapy stimulating the flow of energy in the body so that the body's circulatory flow touch ups. This study aimed to determine the effect of acupressure to ABI in Diabetes Mellitus patients. This study designed was quasi-experimental with pre-post test design at 64 responden. The intervention group received acupressure therapy for 7 sessions, each 2 days for 10 minutes. Acupressure done in acupoint LR3, K13, SP6, SP10 and ST36. The results of analysis statistics showed there were a significant difference in ABI between before and after acupressure therapy (p= 0.001). It was concluded that acupressure effectively increases the value of ABI in people with diabetes. Acupressure can be used as an alternative therapy that can be applied by nurses in the community to prevent complications in Diabetes Mellitus patients as a vulnerable group.
|Journal||Jurnal Endurance : Kajian Ilmiah Problema Kesehatan|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2018|
- Diabetes Mellitus patients; ABI; acupressure