A study to compare the effectiveness of oral honey application and chlorhexidine mouth wash in healing oral mucositis due to chemo and radiation among cancer Patients in a selected hospital at Kanyakumari district

Berlin Rajan, M (2014) A study to compare the effectiveness of oral honey application and chlorhexidine mouth wash in healing oral mucositis due to chemo and radiation among cancer Patients in a selected hospital at Kanyakumari district. Masters thesis, Global College of Nursing, Marthandam.

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Abstract

Most patients with cancer experience oral mucositis during chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Ignoring this oral mucositis can contribute to worsening overall health of patients and slowed recovery process. Objectives of the Study 1) To assess the level of oral mucositis due to chemo /radiation therapy in patient with cancer among Groups 1 and 2. 2) To assess the post test level of oral mucositis after oral application of honey for group 1 and chlorhexidine mouth wash for group 2. 3) To assess the effect of oral honey application in healing oral mucositis due to chemo/radiation by comparing the pre and post test scores within group 1. 4) To assess the effect of chlorhexidine mouth wash in healing oral mucositis due to chemo/radiation by comparing the pre and post test scores within group 1. 5) To compare the effects of oral honey application and chlorhexidine mouth wash in healing oral mucositis due to chemo/radiation 6) To determine the association between the pretest level of oral mucositis due to chemo/radiation among groups 1 and 2 and their selected demographic variables such as age, gender, frequency of mouth wash, personal habits, duration of illness, stages of cancer, received chemotherapy, received radiation therapy The investigator adopted General System Theory as the conceptual framework for the study. Quasi experimental with time series pre testpost test design was used and the formal consent was obtained from International Cancer Center, Neyyoor and the investigator selected 60 samples using purposive sampling technique and who are fulfilling the inclusive criteria were selected as a samples both in group 1 and group 2. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Analysis of demographic variables was done in terms of frequency and percentage distribution. Comparison of post test level of oral mucositis between the group 1 and group 2 was analysedby ‘t’ test. Which is an inferential statistical analysis. Association of post test level of oral mucositis in the group 1 and group 2 with demographic variables was analysed by using chi-square test. The findings concluded that in the group 1, 17(57%) of them had Grade 3 level oral mucositis, 13(43%) had Grade 4 level of oral mucositis in their pre-test assessment. Whereas in the post-test 20(67%) of them had Grade 0, 10(33%) had Grade 1 level of oral mucositis. The findings concluded that in the group 2, 20(67%) of them had Grade 3 level oral mucositis, 10(33%) had Grade 4 level of oral mucositis in their pre-test assessment. Whereas in the post-test 11(37%) of them had Grade 0, 19(63%) had Grade 1 level of oral mucositis. It revealed that among group 1 the mean pre-test score was 3.5 with standard deviation with 0.489. The mean post-test was 0.3 with standard deviation 0.447. The mean difference was 3.2. The obtained ‘t’ value was 2.68, where as the table value was 2.04. It was significant at p< 0.05 level. It revealed that among group 2 the mean pre-test score was 3.6 with standard deviation with 0.465. The mean post-test was 0.6 with standard deviation 0.474. The mean difference was 3.0. The obtained ‘t’ value was 2.65, where as the table value was 2.04. It was significant at p< 0.05 level. Hence it was inferred that the oral honey application and chlorhexidine mouth wash was equally effective in healing oral mucositis among clients with cancer.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral Honey Application; Chlorhexidine Mouth Wash; Healing; Oral Mucositis; Chemo and Radiation; Cancer Patients; Selected Hospital; Kanyakumari District
Subjects: NURSING > Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 05:52
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 15:00
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1460

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