Influence of Nursing Intervention on Recurrent Vulvovaginal Can-didiasis Patients Treated with ATP-infrared Bio-effect Technique

  • Wenxiang * LI Dept. of Gynecology, Women & Children’s Health Care Hospital of Linyi, Linyi, China
Keywords: Nursing intervention, ATP-infrared bio-effect technique, Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis, Quality of life

Abstract

Abstract Background: We aimed to investigate the influence of nursing intervention on recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) patients treated with adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-infrared bio-effect technique. Methods: Sixty eight RVVC patients of Women & Children’s Health Care Hospital of Linyi were randomly divided into intervention group (n=34) and control group (n=34) from to June, 2016 to June 2017. Patients in intervention group received the one-to-one intervention based on ATP-infrared bio-effect technique; the individualized nursing intervention program was developed. Patients in control group were treated with routine nursing for vaginitis and follow-up. The intervention effect was evaluated via clinical efficacy and MOS 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36) scale. Results: After the total course of treatment, there was significant difference in the cure rate between the two groups of patients (P<0.05). 1 month after all courses of treatment, the scores of physical functioning (PF), mental health (MH), vitality (V) and bodily pain (BP) in intervention group were higher than those in control group, displaying statistically significant differences (P=0.029; P=0.049; P=0.042; P=0.039, respectively). 6 months after the total course of treatment, the score of each dimension in intervention group was higher than that in control group during the same period (P<0.01). Conclusion: Nursing intervention can increase the cure rate, change the adverse cognition and improve the quality of life of RVVC patients treated with ATP-infrared bio-effect technique.      Keywords: Nursing intervention, ATP-infrared bio-effect technique, Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis, Quality of life  

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2018-10-06
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LI W *. Influence of Nursing Intervention on Recurrent Vulvovaginal Can-didiasis Patients Treated with ATP-infrared Bio-effect Technique. IJPH. 47(10):1511-9.
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