A study to assess the effectiveness of application of mustard plaster on knee pain among 50 -60 years of women in selected rural community at Chennai

Maheswari, M (2016) A study to assess the effectiveness of application of mustard plaster on knee pain among 50 -60 years of women in selected rural community at Chennai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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A Study to assess the effectiveness of application of mustard plaster on knee pain among 50-60 years of women in selected rural area at Chennai. Knee pain is one of the common problem seen in the older people especially women. Knee pain is one of common complaint for which the clients seeks the help from the physician .More ever old age consists of more degenerative changes in their body. Need for the study: The prevalence of osteo arthritis increase with age. Osteo arthritis is one of the most prevalent conditions resulting disability particularly in elderly population especially in women Mustard has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes—and researchers have recently come upon new applications. Mustard plaster or mustard paste spread inside a protective dressing. This helps in reliving knee pain. Objectives: The main objectives of the study was determine the effectiveness of mustard plaster application by comparing the level of knee pain in control and experimental group among 50-60 years of women. Methodology: Research approach: quantitative approach Research design: pre-test and post- test control design Study settings:The study was conducted in rural streets at medavakkam Study population: Women (50-60years) with knee pain Sampling technique: simple random sampling by lottery method Sample size: 30 members for control group, 30 members for experimental group Data collection procedure: mustard powder 10 gm mixed with leuke warm water and make it to a paste and applied in to a double piece of cloth and applied in to affected area for 10 minutes for 5 days. Atend of the 6th day pain level assessed by oxford knee score. Data entry and analysis: the data were analyzed by descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, frequency and percentage for demographic variables and inferential statistics like chi-square test, paired t-test, independent‘t’ test were used to analyse the clinical variables. Result and Discussion: The collected data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Mean, median, chi-square, paired t test, proportion were the tests used for analyzing the results. Statistical significant was calculated under 95%CI. Clients in the experimental group had 13.7% of reduction in pain levels as compared to the clients in the control group who had 1.3% of pain reduction. The association of the study is analyzed by paired t test t=18.819, p=0.001 it is statistically significant. The clients in the experimental group felt that mustard plaster application relieves pain and it has an soothing and relaxing effect. Conclusion Knee osteoarthritis sufficiently severe to consider joint replacement. Healthcare provision in primary care needs to focus on this broader group to impact on community levels of pain and disability. Implementation of complementary therapy in pain reduction can be done in a larger group.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mustard Plaster; Knee Pain; Among 50 -60 Years of Women; Selected Rural Community; Chennai
Subjects: NURSING > Community Health Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 08:04
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 17:33
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/820

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