Although lymphatic filariasis treatment programs have been implemented in Indonesia over the past decade, chronic impact of this disease in the form of elephantiasis remains a problem. This study aims to find a solution to reduce the volume of elephantiasis through innovation Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and acupressure biopsychology. Quasi-experimental methods were used in this study with pre- and post-control designs. Subjects in this study were 20 chronic filariasis patients with lymphedema stage III. The control group was given standard treatment for lymphedema. The treatment group was given basic treatment standard plus LLLT on accupoin and bio psychological approach. The study was conducted in Bandung, Cimahi, and Karawang regencies, West Java, Indonesia. The results showed that the mean decrease of lymphedema volume in the group of 823,89 ± 588.14 ml was significantly different with the control group (p = 0,001). Methods of administration of LLLT and acupressure biopsychology may be considered to be developed as a a complement therapy of chronic filariasis management.
|IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
|Published - 5 Dec 2018
|3rd Annual Applied Science and Engineering Conference, AASEC 2018 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Apr 2018 → …