Research Article

Auricular Acupressure for Managing Postoperative Pain and Knee Motion in Patients with Total Knee Replacement: A Randomized Sham Control Study

Table 2

Changes in pain scores between the groups over time.

AllAcupressureSham controlP value
( )( )( )
Mean Mean Mean

 Baseline .525
 Posttest 1 .717
 Posttest 2 .876
 Posttest 3 .928
 Baseline .433
 Posttest .974
Pain PPI
 Baseline .104
 Posttest .157

VAS: visual analog scale for pain; SF-MPQ: Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire; Pain PPI: present pain intensity score of SF-MPQ.