International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 11, Part C (2020)
Effectiveness of homemade herbal plaster application on knee joint pain among elderly
Most of geriatric population is troubled by chronic knee joint pain. Herbal plaster also considered helpful in relieving muscle aches and fatigue feet. The most prominent reason for loss of joint mobility and function is chronic or episodic pain, which leads to psychological distress and impaired quality of life. The main purpose of this study to assess the effectiveness of homemade herbal plaster application on knee joint pain among elderly in selected Narayana Oldage home in Thirupathi. Quantitative approach and Quasi experimental design was used in this study. The sample size was 60 Elderly people. The independent variable in this study is homemade herbal plaster application and dependent variable is knee joint pain among elderly. Sample include elder people at Narayana old age home in Thirupathi, Who fulfils the inclusion criteria and were selected by Non-probability convenient sampling technique. The assessment of level of knee joint pain revealed that 58 (96.67%) had low knee joint pain and 2 (3.33%) had moderate knee joint pain. The mean score of knee joint pain among elderly people was 30.27 with standard deviation 8.20. The calculated paired ‘t’ test value of t = 33.748 was found to be statistically highly significant at p<0.001 level. This study should recommended clearly infers that homemade herbal plaster application on knee pain was found to be effective in reducing the level of knee joint pain among elderly.
How to cite this article:
Ruban David, Nandhini R. Effectiveness of homemade herbal plaster application on knee joint pain among elderly. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(11):148-150.