Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 257-261
To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Self Care Interventions on Cyclic Pelvic Pain Management among Adolescent Girls in Selected Nursing Hostels, Nellore, A.P
Ms. M. Purneswari1, Ms. P. Latha2, Dr. S. Indira3
1Msc. Nursing, Dept of OBG, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, A.P.
2Associate Professor, HOD of OBG Dept, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, A.P.
3Professor& Principal, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, A.P.
Corresponding Author: Ms. P. Latha
Background: Cyclic pelvic pain is a common gynaecological medical condition among adolescent girls. It is usually clustered with other discomforts and appreciably affects adolescents’ quality of life, limitation on daily activities such as school absenteeism, sporting events and other social activities. Pain caused due to contraction of the uterus by a local hormone called prostaglandin. Self care interventions such as hot fomentation, ginger tea, diet, life style modifications, exercises and meditation are known to be effective to manage the cyclic pelvic pain.
Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of ginger tea, hot fomentation and walking in reduction of cyclic pelvic pain among adolescent girls.
Objectives: 1. To assess the level of cyclic pelvic pain among adolescent girls. 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of self-care interventions on cyclic pelvic pain management among adolescent girls. 3. To find the association between the effectiveness of self-care interventions on cyclic pelvic pain management among adolescent girls with the selected socio-demographic variables.
Methods: A quantitative approach with Experimental Pre test -Post test design, 100 Adolescents were selected by using Probability-simple random sampling technique.
Results: Study revealed that, In pretest, 15(30%) had moderate pain and 35(70%) had severe pain. In post-test-I 20(40%) had no pain, 21(42%) had mild pain and 9(18%) had moderate pain, whereas in post-test-II 18(36%) had no pain, 23(46%) had mild pain, and 09(18%) had moderate pain.
Conclusion: It is evident that there is expressive reduction in cyclic pelvic pain after providing self-care interventions.
Key words: Self care interventions, Cyclic pelvic pain, Adolescent girls.