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Nobahar M, Ghorbani R, Aleboye F. The effect of Curcuma Longa on chest pain and sleep quality in patients with acute coronary syndrome: A triple-blind randomized clinical trial. Journal of Hayat 2022; 28 (4) :349-362
URL: http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-4689-en.html
1- Nursing Care Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran; Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran , Nobahar43@semums.ac.ir
2- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
3- Nursing Care Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
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Background & Aim: Chest pain is one of the main symptoms of acute coronary syndrome, and sleep disorders are among common problems in these patients. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Curcuma Longa on chest pain and sleep quality in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Methods & Materials: This triple-blind clinical trial was conducted on 270 patients in the Coronary Care Unit of Kowsar Hospital in Semnan, with random allocation to three groups (intervention, placebo and control) in 2020-2021. The intervention group received 500 mg of Curcuma Longa tablets and the placebo group received 500 mg of starch, Oisel and lactose tablets at 9 a.m. after breakfast once a day for 3 days. The control group received daily interventions. Chest pain was assessed using the pain assessment tool before the intervention and half an hour after the intervention for 3 consecutive days. Sleep quality was evaluated by the standardized sleep quality questionnaire of Saint Mary's Hospital in the morning of the first day before the intervention and in the morning of the second and third days after the intervention.
Results: There was no significant difference in the average reduction of chest pain intensity from the first to the third day between the groups (P>0.05). But there was a significant difference in the chest pain intensity within the intervention, placebo and control groups (P<0.001), and the average chest pain intensity on the second day compared to the first day of hospitalization decreased in three groups (P<0.001). However, the decrease in chest pain intensity on the third day compared to the second day of hospitalization was not significant in the three groups (P>0.05). The average score of sleep quality before the intervention in the intervention group was higher than that of in the placebo group (P=0.021), but on the second and third days of the intervention, it was lower in the intervention group compared to the placebo (P<0.001) and control groups (P<0.001).
Conclusion: The results showed that Curcuma Longa did not have a significant effect on chest pain in the patients with acute coronary syndrome, but it improved the quality of sleep. Therefore, Curcuma Longa can be used to improve the sleep quality of these patients.
Clinical trial registry: IRCT20110427006318N14

 
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Published: 2023/03/15 | ePublished: 2023/03/15

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