International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023 | Rating: 5.1 / 10

A Pre - Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Oral Mint Leaves Paste on Dysmenorrhea among Nursing Students in Selected Colleges

Charushilpa J Yemal | V. V. Chopade

Abstract: Background: Dysmenorrhea is the most common gynecological problem among females and it is defined as cramping pain in the lower abdomen occurring just before or during menstruation. Objectives: 1) To assess the level of dysmenorrhea among nursing students in selected nursing colleges.2) To evaluate the effectiveness of oral mint leaves paste on dysmenorrhea among nursing students in selected nursing college.3) To compare the pre - test & post - test scores after intervention among nursing students in selected nursing colleges. A study was conducted in selected colleges to assess the effectiveness of oral mint leaves paste on dysmenorrhea. The 60 samples were selected by using purposive sampling technique. The socio demographic data was collected by using questionnaire method on 1. Age, 2. weight, 3. dietary pattern 4. Age at menarche 5. Duration of menstrual flow per month 6. Duration of dysmenorrhea and Dysmenorrhea rating scale to assess the level of dysmenorrhea. Pre - test conducted using dysmenorrhea rating scale. Intervention: administration of oral mint leaves pastes 5gm twice a day from 1st to 3rd day of menstruation. Post - test conducted using same tool after intervention. Result: comparisons of the pretest and posttest mean scores of dysmenorrhea among Nursing students using paired t test. The test was conducted at 5% level of significance. The pretest average score was 27.48 with standard deviation of 5.06. The post - test average score was 19.46 with standard deviation of 5.52. The test statistical value of the paired t test was 26.88 with p value 0.000 which is < 0.05, hence H0 is rejected and H1 is accepted. Therefore, there was significant difference in pre - test and post - test. Conclusion: Oral mint leaves paste was found to be effective on dysmenorrhea among Nursing students and has been proved statistically.

Keywords: Assess, Effectiveness, Oral Mint leaves paste, Dysmenorrhea, primary Dysmenorrhea, Nursing students

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 165 - 171

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