The Effectiveness of Red Ginger Compress Therapy (Zingiber officinale rosc. var. rubrum) on Elders with Joint Pain
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- Red Ginger Compress, Warm Compress, Joint Pain
Joint pain is common among elders in the community. Some of alternative pain management are applying red ginger compress and warm compresses therapy. Object: This study aim was to determine the differences in the effectiveness of red ginger compress and warm compress therapy to reduce joint pain. Method: This study used Quasi-experimental with two group pre-posttest designs. The 20 elders with joint pain that fits the inclusion criteria from a Public Health Center in Malang was used as sample population. The simple random sampling was used to divide sample into 2 groups, intervention groups/red ginger compress therapy group (n= 10) and control group/warm compress group (n= 10). Data were analyzed using independent t-test. Result: The results showed that the two group indicate there were a decline of pain scale before and after intervention which red ginger compress can occupied declination of pain scale from average 6.5 to 2.5. of Independent t-test between red ginger compress and warm compresses sig value 0.037 (p <0.05), indicate that there were a statistically significant different in effective reducing joint pain scale in elders. Conclusion: Red ginger has heat effect, anti-inflammatory and analgesic which can decrease joint paint more quickly than warm compress.
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TY - CONF AU - Henik Tri Rahayu AU - Ning Sri AU - Sunardi Sunardi PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - The Effectiveness of Red Ginger Compress Therapy (Zingiber officinale rosc. var. rubrum) on Elders with Joint Pain BT - Proceedings of the Health Science International Conference (HSIC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 374 EP - 380 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.58 DO - 10.2991/hsic-17.2017.58 ID - Rahayu2017/10 ER -