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NNJ. 2015; 4(1): 19-20

A study to assess the effectiveness of mentha spicata paste on dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls in Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore

Latha. P.

Dysmenorrhea is the most common gynecological problem in women in all ages. Most adolescence experience dysmenorrhea in the first 3 years after menarche. THis study is conducted to assess the effectiveness of mentha spicata paste on dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls.pre experimental one group pretest post test research design and non probability purposive sampling technique was adopted among 60 samples of adolescent girls at Narayana College of Nursing in Nellore based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria.Data was collected using nuemaical pain scale.Pre Test was conducted for 60 girls by using the study tool. Intervention was given per each sample for 4 days before mensturation later post test was conducted by using the same study tool.The results indicated that the pretest mean of pain was 0.1198 and standard deviation
was 7.1749 whereas the post test mean was 0.0644 and standard deviation 0.3769. The study revealed that menthe spicata paste has great benefit to these adolescent girls as it reduced the severity of pain.

Key words: Dysmenorrhea, Mensturation, Pain Scale.

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