The Effect of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) with Lotion on the Skin Moisture among Uremic Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Keywords:Virgin Coconut Oil; Lotion; Uremic Patients; Hemodialysis; Skin Moisture
Objects: to examine the effect of Virgin Coconut Oil on the skin moisture among uremic patients undergoing
Methods: the study was a quasi-experiment with a pre-test and post-test equivalent control group. The study
population was 80 persons.
Results: The results showed that there was a significant effect of skin moisture on the intervention group
before and after being given Virgin Coconut Oil. Data were analyzed by pair t-test and independent test.
Conclusion: There is no need for special emulsions such as Virgin Coconut Oil to moisturize the skin in
uremic patients undergoing hemodialysis because of using ordinary lotions can moisturize the skin, but it
must be used regularly, twice a day after bathing, the lotion used must also be a lotion that does not contain
mercury as well as chemicals that can harm the skin.
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