A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Mustard Plaster Application in Reduction of Knee Joint Pain among Patient with Osteoarthritis in Sivananda Gurukulam, Kattankolathur
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY: Osteoarthritis is an extremely common condition and is often referred to as ‘wear and tear’ of the joints in the body. Many people with arthritis look to these alternative therapies to help relieve the pain, stiffness, stress, anxiety, and depression that accompany their disease. OBJECTIVES: To assess the pretest level of knee joint pain among patient with osteoarthritis before application of mustard plaster. To assess the posttest level of knee joint pain among patient with osteoarthritis after application of mustard plaster. To compare the pretest and posttest level of knee joint pain of the effectiveness of mustard plaster. To find out the association between levels of knee joint pain and selected demographic variables METHODOLOGY: Research design was pre experimental one group pretest and posttest was adopted for the study. Qualitative research setting was at Sivananda Gurukulam Oldage home in kattankolathur, Chennai. Sample size of 30 osteoarthritis patients selected by non probability purposive sampling technique. RESULT: In pretest out of 30 samples majority of them have severe joint pain15 (50%) and 10(33%) of them were having moderate knee pain and 5(17%) have mild pain and none of them having no pain In posttest out of 30 samples majority of them got relieved from knee joint pain8(27%)and 18(60%)of them were having mild knee pain and 4(13%)have moderate pain and none of them have severe and extreme pain. CONCLUSION: The application of mustard plaster on knee joint pain among osteoarthritis patients in Sivananda Gurukulam, kattankolathur in Chennai is effective.
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