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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 159) Last page : ( 162)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00038.6

A Study to assess the Effectiveness of Aloe Vera Gel Dressing on Wound Status among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in Government Hospital, Dindigul

Daphne T. Linda1,*, Prince Vijayarani2

1Lecturer, Quality Healthcare College of Nursing, 4/5, Pp Layout, Subramanyapura Post, Utterahalli, Bangalore-560061

2Former Principal, Bishop's College of Nursing, C.S.I Mission Compound, Dharapuram-638656

*Corresponding Author E-mail: daphne.cuty@gmail.com

Online published on 22 May, 2019.


Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Among the various health problems Ulceration of the foot is common, disabling and requires extensive financial resources for its management. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of Aloe Vera Gel dressing on wound status among patients with diabetes mellitus. An evaluative approach was used for the study. The design used for this study was quasi experimental nonequivalent pre-test post-test control group research design. The conceptual frame work was based on General system theory (Ludwig Von Bertlanffy, 1968). Sample size was 60 out of which 30 were in experimental group and 30 were in control group. The sample selected by non-probability purposive sampling technique and the wound status was assessed using Bates Jenson wound assessment scale (BWAT). The collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The paired ‘t’ value 18.333 showed that post test level of wound status was lower than the pre-test level of wound status in the experimental group which was significant at p<0.05. The Independent ‘t’ value 19.386 showed that the post-test level of wound status in the experimental group was lower than the post-test level of wound status in the control group which was significant at p<0.05 level. The result of the study concluded that the intervention given was effective in improving the wound healing among the patients with diabetes mellitus.



Diabetes mellitus, Foot ulcer, Wound status, Aloe vera gel Dressing, Wound healing.


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