Learning Objective 1: understand the effect of Auricular Acupressure for young Smokers to quit
Learning Objective 2: understand the potential mechanism of Auricular Acupressure Normalizes the FEV1 in young Smokers
Methods: A convenience sample of 64 participants was recruited from one university and was assigned to the Auricular Acupressure (AA) or control group. Researcher collected objective physical and subjective psychological data at baseline and after the 10-week intervention. To adjust for the covariates and time effect generalized estimating equations (GEE) were used.
Results: The AA group showed significant effects on refusal smoking self-efficacy and nicotine dependence. After adjusting the covariates of age, age at initiation of smoking, peer smoking, parental smoking, quit attempts, refusal smoking self-efficacy, nicotine dependence, and FVC, the AA group present a significant effect on FEV1 (Beta=3.66, z=4.46, P=.04).
Conclusion: The findings suggest auricular acupressure may have a potential effect to normalize FEV