Effect of Olive Oil Application on knee pain among patients with osteoarthritis in selected Hospital at Nagercoil

Johny Christopher Wilbert, W (2014) Effect of Olive Oil Application on knee pain among patients with osteoarthritis in selected Hospital at Nagercoil. Masters thesis, Thanthai Roever College of Nursing, Perambalur.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Almost all the people develop osteoarthritis, just as a natural consequence of aging. All patients with osteoarthritis will experience some form of pain which can negatively affect their daily lives. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of olive oil application on knee pain among patients with osteoarthritis. METHOD: The approach selected for this study was evaluative in nature and the research design was true experimental design to be precise pre-test post test control group design. Data collection was done by screening the patients with osteoarthritis; individuals who had osteoarthritis were drawn from the screened population. 30 subjects for experimental group and 30 subjects for control group were selected by simple random sampling technique. The tool adopted and used for the data collection was descriptive pain scale. Interview method was used to collect the data. RESULT: In experimental group post-test mean pain score was 1.40 with standard deviation of 0.49and the control group post-test mean pain score was 3.03with standard deviation of 0.61. And the calculated’ value was 11.303 which showed that there was a significant difference between the experimental and control group post-test level of pain among patients with osteoarthritis at p < 0.001 level of significance. CONCLUSION: The outcome of the study showed that olive oil application was effective in reducing the level of pain among patients with osteoarthritis.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg. No: 301211704)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Olive Oil Application ; Knee Pain ; Patients ; Osteoarthritis ; Selected Hospital ; Nagercoil.
Subjects: NURSING > Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2018 17:53
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2018 05:10
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10153

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