Effectiveness of Mustard Plaster on Knee Pain and inability in elderly at selected old age home in Vellore

Yashoda, K (2014) Effectiveness of Mustard Plaster on Knee Pain and inability in elderly at selected old age home in Vellore. Masters thesis, Arun College of Nursing, Vellore.

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Abstract

Effectiveness of Mustard plaster on knee pain and inability in elderly at selected old age home the objectives of the study are to assess To assess the pretest and post test level of pain and inability in Elderly. To assess the effectiveness of mustard plaster application among the clients with Knee pain in Elderly . To find the association between the pretest level and post test level of inability and pain in elderly with selected demographic Variables. To find the association between the pretest level and post test level of inability and pain in elderly with selected clinical Variables. The research approach is pre-expermental involving only only one group pretest and post test design was adopted .purposive sampling technique was adopted to choose . Inability was assessed by Womac index and Pain was assessed by using Numeric Rating scale. Mustard plaster was applied on the knee for 15 minutes once a day for five days continously. The major findings of the study are  Most of the Elderly were of the age group >70 years (53.33%).40% of them had sedentary life style previously and level of education 56.67% had only primary education and 30% were illiterate remaining 13.33% were educated. Majority of them 46.67% were Non –vegeterian and 20% ova lacto vegeterians ,33.33% were pure vegeterians. 41% of them are heavy workers previously, 33%moderate workers and 26% sedentary workers. Elderly involving with habits of Smoking ,Alcoholism and other habits were minimal. Only 13.33% had involved in sports previously.43.33% elderly were taking medications. 97  Significant percentage of them had body Mass index 25-30 ,were obese 36.67% and overweight were 33.33%,46.67 elderly had staggering gait in which 36.67used sticks and 13.33% used tripods to walk 33.33 % had stable gait.40.00% had pain from squatting to standing and 36.67% had pain when standing for long periods .There is equal distribution of Acute and chronic involvement of pain 23.67% - 26.33% could climb only few stairs or could not climb at all level of exertion was low.Most of them 40.00% had pain on the whole Knee 23.33 % - 26.67% had pain in both lower and upper aspect of knee .Very few 10.00% had pai n in the Medial region.80.00% were not involved in any physical activity,only20.00% involved in physical activity like walking and Cycling.  The elderly with Knee joint inability level was (M = 15.36; SD = 11.20) And Pain was (M = 3.30 ; SD = 1.55 ) It is noted that the difference statistically significant at p < 0.05 level which indicates that mustard plaster is effective in reducing knee joint pain and improves inability .  There was no significant association between the selected demographic Variables like Age, Gender, Previous nature of Job ,food habits ,Habits , History of sports involvement and use of Medication before mustard plaster application RECOMMENDATIONS  Same study can be under taken for effectiveness along with other therapies  Same study can be undertaken for larger sample.  Same study can be applied for back pain and shoulder pain .  Similar study can be under taken for chest congestions in Pediatrics and adults .  Same study can be done as experimental study for two groups.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mustard Plaster ; Knee Pain ; Inability ; Elderly ; Old Age Home ; Vellore.
Subjects: NURSING > Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 06:14
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2018 10:21
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1462

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