Acupressure for COVID-19 Related Quality of Life and Stress
This study is being conducted to evaluate the efficacy of acupressure in promoting health and well-being among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The investigators hypothesize that providing participants with a remote and standardized self-acupressure training program will improve HRQOL and the perception of stress. In the event that the study demonstrates acupressure to be safe and effective for this indication, the training could be scaled up and deployed at low-cost nationally and internationally.
- All adult patients (18 years of age and over) who are health care providers according to self-report will be eligible for participation with the exception of subjects meeting exclusion criteria as below.
- Exclusion criteria includes subjects who are physically unable to participate (e.g., from severe arthritis) or cognitively unable to participate (e.g., from dementia) will be excluded. Patients unable to provide their own informed consent will be excluded. Patients under the age of 18 years will be excluded. Pregnant women will be excluded. Patients who have previous training in acupressure will be excluded.