EFFECTIVENESS OF WARM MUSTARD OIL MASSAGE FOR KNEE JOINT PAIN

Mrs. Brinda L

Abstract


Healthy population makes healthy nation and fewer burdens to society. The nurse play an important role in making this possible by educating and creating awareness in the community.  Knee joint pain is the most frequent complaint among the aging population. The present study has been undertaken to study the effect of ‘Warm mustard oil massage’ on the intensity of knee joint pain among population (≥ 60 years of age) residing at selected village of Unai Pallathur, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Out of the total geriatric population surveyed in the present research 73% had severe knee joint pain. The study subject was selected using purposive sampling technique, the sample size consisted of 30 subjects. A quasi experimental design is adopted. Intensity of knee joint pain was assessed on the 1st and 14th day of intervention to the subjects. ‘warm mustard oil massage” was done at the knee joint two times a day for the study subjects. The results show that intensity of knee joint pain reduced significantly after the intervention. Hence, the use of warm oil massage is recommended for home base management of knee joint pain.

Keywords


Knee joint Pain, Warm Mustard Oil massage, geriatric population, quasi experimental design, pain numeric rating scale.

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