Comparative Study on Effectiveness of Peppermint Oil and Hot Fomentation For Joint Pain among Sickle Cell Anemia Patients

Authors

  • Sneha Tadulwar
  • Ranjana Sharma

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14433

Keywords:

Sickle cell anemia; Assess ; Effectiveness

Abstract

Introduction: Sickle cell anemia may cause pain such as stiffness of the joint, bone pain,
muscle weakness, chest or abdominal pain. It is often not recommended to use over - thecounter painkillers (such as ibuprofen, mortin, advil, or aleve) because they can adversely
affect the function of the kidney and/or liver. Try to use hot compresses for about 15 minutes up to 2-3 times
per day to treat pain spontaneously. Beyond healing irritated skin, increasing endurance and encouraging
relaxing, herbs Are always an effective way to manage pain. It is possible to apply peppermint
essential oil on the skin to decrease muscles sore or joint pain1.
Objectives:-
1. To assess the level of joint pain among sickle cell anemia patients.
2. To assess the effectiveness of peppermint oil for joint pain among sickle cell anemia patients.
3. To assess the effectiveness of hot fomentation for joint pain among sickle cell anemia patients.
4. To compare the effectiveness of peppermint oil and hot fomentation for joint pain among sickle cell
anemia patients.
5. To associate the effectiveness of peppermint oil for joint pain among sickle cell anemia patients with
their selected demographic variables.
6. To associate the effectiveness of hot fomentation for joint pain among sickle cell anemia patients with
their selected demographic variables.
Material and Methods: For this research, true experimental pre-test post-test research design has been
adopted. The study was conducted in selected area of Wardha district. Simple random sampling technique
was used to select 60 participants and 30 were recruited for each group. To evaluate joint pain, the tool
used for data collection was a scale of (0-10 scale of pain severity) pain scale. Both each groups were given
peppermint oil and hot fomentation for seven days for three times a day.
Result:- The after intervention mean score of hot fomentation 2.90±0.71was higher than that of peppermint
oil 1.53 ±0.68 and the calculated ‘ t’ value 7.59 was significant at p<0.0001.
Conclusion:- The study proved that peppermint oil was effective than the hot fomentation for reduction of
joint pain among sickle cell anemia patients

Author Biographies

Sneha Tadulwar

Msc. Nursing student

Ranjana Sharma

Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical and Surgical Nursing, Smt. Radhikabai Meghe
Memorial College of Nursing, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, (Deemed to be University), Sawangi
(Meghe) Wardha, Maharashtra , India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Sneha Tadulwar, & Ranjana Sharma. (2021). Comparative Study on Effectiveness of Peppermint Oil and Hot Fomentation For Joint Pain among Sickle Cell Anemia Patients. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 929-934. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14433