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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 127) Last page : ( 129)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00028.2

Effect of topical application of honey on oral mucosa among patients with head and neck cancer undergoing Radiation therapy at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore.

Regupriya M.*

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Oxford College of Nursing, Bangalore

*Corresponding Author Email: regumsc@gmail.com

Online published on 30 April, 2020.

Abstract

An interventional study was conducted to evaluate the effect of topical application of honey on oral mucosa. Post test with control group design was adopted. Convenient sample of 20 patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiation therapy were selected. The honey application was done for 5 days and ongoing assessment was done using WHO Oral Toxicity Assessment Scale (Cancer,1979). The data were analysed with descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Hence the study concluded that honey application found to be an effective measures in managing and preventing radiation induced mucositis.

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Keywords

Topical Honey Radiation Induced Mucositis, Cancer, Effect.

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