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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A

A quasi-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of Epsom salt with hot water application on joint pain among the elderly people of selected villages at district Mohali, Punjab


Dr. Deepika R Kumar, Shalika Sandal, Madhvi Sharma, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Pawan Kumar, Payal Verma, Parneet Kaur and Yash Kumar

Background: Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Pain is just like a sensory annoying perception that a person feels in his life. Joint pain causes great discomfort which commonly felt in hands, feet, legs, knees or spine. The non-pharmacological treatment includes exercises, various yoga poses, positioning, massaging, acupuncture, deep breathing, meditation, relaxation therapies and hot water application. The most effective therapy for joint pain is application of hot water with Epsom salt.
Aim of the study: To assess the effectiveness of Epsom salt with hot water application on joint pain among the elderly people of selected villages at district Mohali, Punjab.
Material and Method: A quantitative research approach and quasi-experimental research design was used to conduct the study. Total 60 samples were selected and allocated in experimental and control group by using purposive sampling technique. Visual analogous scale was used for data collection and analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result: The study findings revealed that in experimental group mean score and standard deviation was 4.60 1.714. In control group mean score and standard deviation was 5.20 2.483. The paired t-test was used in the analysis and p value was 0.016 which is statistically significant. Hence, Epsom salt therapy with hot water application is found to be effective.
Conclusion: This study concluded that hot water application with Epsom salt was effective in reducing joint pain. This emphasis on the need to use non pharmacological method of pain management. Hence, Epsom salt therapy with hot water application is found to be effective.
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Dr. Deepika R Kumar, Shalika Sandal, Madhvi Sharma, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Pawan Kumar, Payal Verma, Parneet Kaur, Yash Kumar. A quasi-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of Epsom salt with hot water application on joint pain among the elderly people of selected villages at district Mohali, Punjab. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2023;5(2):05-11. DOI: 10.33545/26641658.2023.v5.i2a.140
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