A Comparative study to assess the effectiveness of honey application Versus chlorhexidine mouth wash in reducing oral mucositis among children of 5 – 10 years admitted in Hematology Ward, Institute of Child Health & Hospital for Children, Chennai

Sunila Guna Sundari, S (2016) A Comparative study to assess the effectiveness of honey application Versus chlorhexidine mouth wash in reducing oral mucositis among children of 5 – 10 years admitted in Hematology Ward, Institute of Child Health & Hospital for Children, Chennai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

Oral mucositis is a common and significant problem of cancer chemotherapy, specially patients who receives high-dose therapy. Most of the cancer treatment gives rise to the complication which leads to the reduction of the efficiency of therapy by reducing the dose , increasing the health care cost, duration of hospital stay and affects the quality of life of patients. Need for the study : Oral mucositis is a common and significant problem of cancer chemotherapy, which affects the quality of life of patients. The antibacterial property of honey and antimicrobial activity of chlorhexidine mouthwash enables the examiner to conduct the study. Objectives : To assess the grade of the oral mucositis among children receiving chemotherapy. To evaluate effectiveness of honey application on oral mucositis among experimental group. To evaluate effectiveness of chlorhexidine on oral mucositis among control group. To compare the effectiveness of honey application and chlorhexidine on oral mucositis. To associate the effectiveness of honey application and chlorhexidine on oral mucositis with selected demographic variables. Conclusion : The findings showed that the calculated paired ‘t’ value of t = 7.663 was found to statistically significant at p<0.001 level. This clearly shows that both honey application and chlorhexidine are effective in reducing oral mucositis, comparatively honey application was more effective in treatment of oral mucositis among cancer children receiving chemotherapy. The antimicrobial property of honey helps in reducing the severity of oral mucositis. This study can be conducted for a large population .

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemotherapy ; Oral mucositis ; Honey ; Chlorhexidine.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 10:33
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 02:09
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/453

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