International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 7, Part B (2018)
Effectiveness of steam inhalation with Tulsi leaves among children with upper respiratory tract infection
Upper respiratory tract infection are very often found especially in school aged children. Steam inhalation with tulsi leaves is non-invasive, cost effective and home management procedures in community areas. Hence the study "An experimental study to assess the effectiveness of steam inhalation with tulsi leaves among children with upper respiratory tract infection in selected community areas of Pune city" was undertaken by the researcher.
Objectives of the problem: To compare the effectiveness of steam inhalation with tulsi leaves on sign/symptom of upper respiratory tract infection in both experimental and control group.
Material & Methods: The study was approved by ethical & Institutional research committee. The quantitative research approach with pre test-post test control group design was adopted for the study. The study was conducted in selected community areas of Pune city. The data was collected from 60 samples suffering from sign/symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. Informed consent was taken prior to data collection. The data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics (Mean, SD) &Inferential statistics (paired & unpaired "t" test).
Results: Finding of the study depicits significant change the status of upper respiratory tract infection after the administration the steam inhalation with tulsi leaves and steam inhalation. The mean post test score of the experimental group was 3.43 (SD 1.251) and in control group the mean post test score was 5.80 (SD 1.919) of the 02 groups clearly indicates that administration of tulsi leaves were more effective in reducing the sign & symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.
Conclusion: The study concludes that, on the basis of findings that steam inhalation with tulsi leaves helps faster in reliving the sign and symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.
How to cite this article:
Kumam Shuman, Renie Raju, Bhagyashree Jogdeo. Effectiveness of steam inhalation with Tulsi leaves among children with upper respiratory tract infection. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(7):80-83.