International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part A (2017)
A study to assess the effectiveness of ginger preparation on dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls
VKSK Priyanka Kavuluru
“Not all scars show, not all wounds heal.
Sometimes you can't always see the pain that someone feels.”
Laura Tommons (2005)
Adolescence is a transition period from childhood to adulthood. In this period one of the major physiological changes that take place in adolescent girls is the onset of menarche, which is often associated with dysmenorrhea. For this, many use their own pharmacological and non-pharmacological measures to overcome dysmenorrhea. The present study assessed the effectiveness of Ginger preparation on dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls staying in selected Nursing Hostel of Amritsar, Punjab. Sample consisted of 60 adolescent girls residing in Khalsa College of Nursing Hostel in Amritsar, Punjab. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample. Dysmenorrhea was assessed by using standardized 0-10 Numerical pain intensity rating scale. The Study findings revealed that majority (46.66%) had moderate level of pre-interventional dysmenorrhea and after administration of ginger preparation majority (38.33%) had mild level of post-interventional dysmenorrhea. Paired‘t’ test was used to compare the pre-interventional and post-interventional dysmenorrhea and the value (t=13.717) was found significant at p<0.05. ANOVA was applied to determine the association of pre-interventional and post-interventional dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls with socio-demographic variables such as age (in yrs), age of menarche (in yrs), menstrual cycle (in days), duration of menses (in hrs), duration of dysmenorrhea (in days), and diet. Only one socio-demographic variable i.e. Duration of dysmenorrhea (in days) of adolescent girls was found to have significant association with pre-interventional and post-interventional dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls.
How to cite this article:
VKSK Priyanka Kavuluru. A study to assess the effectiveness of ginger preparation on dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(3):22-25.