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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018
Effectiveness of Application of Warm Compress with Epsom Salt to Reduce Knee Joint Pain among Women
Shilpa Parag Satralkar | Basvant Dhudum
Abstract: The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness of Epsom salt on knee joint pain. As prevalence is increasing in India regarding knee pain in arthritis patients, and medicine are greeting costlier and effectiveness is less seen. objectives was aimed to assess the pain score in both experimental and control group before and after application of warm compress with Epsom salt. METHODS-The sample was selected by non-probability purposive sampling technique. . On total 60 sample, consist of two group, warm Epsom salt application group and control group. Each group consisted of 30 samples. The quasi-experimental two group pre post test research design was used. Everyday knee joint pain is assessed for signs of side effects or rash. Finally the result was compared with each other by analysis of the data. RESULT - Majority i. e.46 % of them were between the age group 50-54 years. Majority i. e.100 % were married. Majority i. e.36 % had income 5000-10000/- In pre-test score, 2 % were having mild knee joint pain 10 % had moderate pain 18 % severe pain in experimental group. Where as in post test the samples with mild and moderate pain with mean of 1.03 had excellent reduction in pain. The finding of post test experimental group (1.03) than that in per test 8.22. It was also evident that mean +SD post-test pain score was (1.48+0.93) was low than that per test pain score was (1.25+1.70) Conclusion- warm Epsom salt application is highly effective in reduction knee joint pain in arthritis patient.
Keywords: Warm Compress, Epsom Salt, Knee Joint Pain, Women
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,
Pages: 319 - 322