International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part C (2016)
Effect of ginger tea versus mint tea in reducing dysmenorrhoea among adolescent girls
Anupa Achuthan, Resmi CR
The present study aims at assessing the effectiveness of ginger tea versus mint tea in reducing dysmenorrhoea among adolescent girls of selected hostel, at Thrissur. The current study was based on Modified Pender’s Health promotion model (1996). The research approach was a quantitative approach and the design selected for the study is true experimental design. Sample consists of 45 adolescent girls of Aswini girl’s hostel suffering from dysmenorrhoea and who are satisfying inclusion criteria. Only those adolescent girls who are satisfying my inclusion criteria were considered as samples. The main objective of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of ginger tea and mint tea in reducing dysmenorrhoea among adolescent girls. The tools used were demographic data of the adolescent girls and Karen Lee Richard’s pain scale. Content validity was done with the help of experts. The actual study was conducted after finding the feasibility of the tool by using pilot study. The data obtained were tabulated and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that majority of the samples (66.66% from ginger group, 80% from mint group and 53.33% from control group) had moderate level of pain. When comparing the effects of ginger tea and mint tea, in reducing dysmenorrhoea, the mean score of reduction is more in ginger group (2.7333) than that of mint group (1.800) and control group (1.000). It shows that ginger tea is more effective than mint tea in reducing dysmenorrhoea.
How to cite this article:
Anupa Achuthan, Resmi CR. Effect of ginger tea versus mint tea in reducing dysmenorrhoea among adolescent girls. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(3): 143-145.