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World J Psychiatry. Sep 19, 2023; 13(9): 645-653
Published online Sep 19, 2023. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v13.i9.645
Application of traditional Chinese medicine acupoint needle embedding combined with emotional nursing in patients with gynecological malignant tumors
Zhen Ren, Wen Cui, Ya-Ping Li
Zhen Ren, First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150040, Heilongjiang Province, China
Wen Cui, Department of Rehabilitation and Health Care, Jinan Vocational College of Nursing, Jinan 250102, Shandong Province, China
Ya-Ping Li, School of Nursing, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan 250355, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Ren Z initiated the project and designed the experiment; Cui W conducted clinical data collection; Li YP performed postoperative follow-up and recorded data; Ren Z conducted a number of collation and statistical analysis; Cui W wrote the original manuscript; Li YP revised the paper; all authors reviewed and approved the paper, and read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine (Approval No. HZYLLKY202000902).
Informed consent statement: The Ethics Committee agreed to waive the informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.
Data sharing statement: All data generated or analyzed during this study are included in this published article.
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Corresponding author: Ya-Ping Li, MM, Doctor, School of Nursing, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 4655 Da-Xue Road, Changqing District, Jinan 250355, Shandong Province, China.
Received: June 14, 2023
Peer-review started: June 14, 2023
First decision: July 3, 2023
Revised: July 25, 2023
Accepted: July 31, 2023
Article in press: July 31, 2023
Published online: September 19, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: Nausea, vomiting and cancer-related fatigue (CRF) are the most common symptoms during chemotherapy in patients with gynecological malignant tumors. If timely and effective nursing intervention is not given, it is easy to affect the quality of life of patients. Acupressure needle has the advantages of simple operation, safety and convenience, while emotional nursing can effectively alleviate the negative emotions of patients with malignant tumors during chemotherapy. The combination of the two can effectively reduce the incidence of nausea and vomiting, improve the quality of life and the degree of CRF in patients with gynecological malignant tumors.