EFFECTIVENESS OF GINGER TEA ON DYSMENORRHOEA AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS - PILOT STUDYJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.6, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2018-09-08
Authors : Divya Rohit; Anjali Tiwari.;
Page : 339-342
Keywords : effect ginger tea dysmenorrhoea adolescent girls school.;
Introduction:-Adolescent is a period when young people go through many bodily changes in order to achieve physical maturity. One of such change that takes place in life of adolescent girls is menarche, initiation of menstruation. Often, menstruation is accompanied with several disturbing minor or severe health issues like irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhoea, nausea, vomiting, irritability etc. Dysmenorrhoea is a condition of painful menstruation. There are variety of options to manage dysmenorrhoea which includes pharmacological and non pharmacological approach. Ginger is a herb which is found to have relaxing effect over muscular spasm and hence can play a positive role on dysmenorrhoea. Methodology:-A quasi experimental study design with quantitative approach was used. The data was collected from 10 adolescent girls of Shree Diwadibaa Shankarbhai Patel high school, Valasan through convenient sampling. Performa of demographic variable and standardize numerical pain rating scale was used to collect data from adolescent girls.Result:-The study revealed that mean pre interventional dysmenorrhoea in experimental group was 5.40 and mean post interventional dysmenorrhoea was 1.40. The mean value of dysmenorrhoea in control group on 1st day of menstruation was 5.40 and on 3rd day of menstruation was 3.60 (95 % CL, P value = 0.000). Conclusion:-The study concluded that there is significant effect of ginger tea on reducing dysmenorrhoea. Ginger have been used as a home remedy to cure minor health issues since many years and ginger preparation has less side effects when compare to allopathic management. Hence, ginger tea can be used as a home-based measure to relieve dysmenorrhoea.
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