International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part B (2018)
A study to assess the effect of coconut oil application in promoting the healing of scabies in children’s of selected orphanages
Anu PS and Dr. Shweta Joshi
Introduction: Scabies is a condition of very itchy skin caused by tiny mites that burrow into skin. Scabies can affect people of all ages and from all incomes and social levels. Scabies causes severe itching leads to prolonged and often intense scratching of the skin. When the skin is broken or injured due to scratching, secondary bacterial infections of the skin. Coconut oil is very good at hydrating skin. It has antibacterial properties and is the all-in-one natural solution to all skin problems. It soothes bug bites, speeds healing, helps with rashes, acts as an antioxidant to prevent cellular aging, and so much more. Problem statement is A quasi experimental study to assess the effect of coconut oil application in promoting the healing of scabies in children. Material and methods: Research approach: Evaluative approach, Research design: quasi experimental pre-test- post-test control group design. The setting for the study was selected orphanages in PCMC area. Non probability purposive sampling technique is used to select 60 samples. Tool for the data collection will consist of two sections, Section I- demographic /clinical profile and Section II- Observation check list for assessing the healing of scabies. Tool validity was done and tool was found reliable. Study found feasible after pilot study. Result: In the total children’s Majority of the children affected were in the age group of 6-10 years, and were male children. Most of them were having independent self-care activities and satisfactory cleanliness. All the samples were having more than 2 recent contacts with scabies patient. Majority of samples were having less than 1 week duration of present scabies infection. All the samples had scabies for the first time. There is no significant association found between demographic variable and degree of scabies. Paired t-test done to compare the healing of scabies in control and experimental group. t was found to be 2.68 at 58 degrees of freedom and 5% level of significance. P-value was 0.01, which is less (smaller than 0.05).The level of healing of scabies in experimental and control group are significantly different. Average healing of scabies in the experimental group is more than that in control group. Coconut oil application is found to be significantly effective in promoting the healing of scabies. Conclusion: The average improvement in the experimental group is significantly higher than the control group. So the null hypothesis was rejected. The research was concluded at 5% level of significance and 58 degree of freedom that coconut oil application significantly promotes the healing of scabies.
How to cite this article:
Anu PS and Dr. Shweta Joshi. A study to assess the effect of coconut oil application in promoting the healing of scabies in children’s of selected orphanages. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(6): 101-105.