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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 1
First page : ( 13) Last page : ( 19)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640.

Effect of Mud Therapy on Acne Vulgaris of Adolescent Girls

Mrs. Supriya A. Daphne1, Mrs. Maheswari G.2,*

1Lecturer, SIMS College of Nursing, Gundur

2PhD Scholar, Saveetha University, Chennai

*Corresponding author Email: mahipraneeth@gmail.com

Online published on 3 June, 2015.


Adolescence is the phase that comes during the second decade of a human being's life (10-19years). During this period, the growth is accelerated by major physical changes in both boys and girls. In 10- to 12-year-old children, 28% to 61% of the population has clinically diagnosed acne, whereas 79% to 95% of 16-to 18-year-old adolescents are affected. Apart from all the alternative measures, mud therapy was highly effectiveness to prevent acne vulgaris among adolescent girls. The present study aimed to assess the effectiveness of mud therapy on acne vulgaris among adolescent girls. Quasi-experimental one group Pre and Posttest with control Group design was used. 30 adolescent girls were included in the study. Convenient sampling technique was used in the study. Mud therapy was applied for 45 min once a day for 30 days in experimental group. The data was obtained by using a demographic proforma and global acne assessment scale for adolescent girls. After intervention Results showed in control group 67% of the adolescent girls, were having non inflammatory lesions, and 100% of the adolescent girls, were having non inflammatory lesions in experimental group. The calculated unpaired‘t’ test value showed that there is significant effectiveness of mud therapy (t=5.5, tv =2.05) on acne vulgaris among of the adolescent girls. Conclusion: Mud therapy is an effective intervention to reduce the level of lesions among adolescent girls with acne vulgaris.



Adolescent girls, acne vulgaris, mud therapy.


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