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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 512) Last page : ( 516)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00113.3

A Study to determine the effectiveness of Ginger candy on Premenstrual syndrome among college girls in selected colleges, Satna

Mrs. Shanees E*

Vice Principal, Manoj Jain Memorial College of Nursing, Satna, Madhya Pradesh

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shanishanu10@gmail.com

Online published on 7 April, 2020.

Abstract

Background

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder. Although the etiology of PMS is not clear, to relieve from this syndrome different methods are recommended. One of them is use of medicinal herbs. This study was carried out to evaluate effects of ginger on severity of symptoms of PMS.1

Objective

The present study aimed to determine the effectiveness of ginger candy on pre menstrual syndrome among college girls in selected colleges, Satna.

Methodology

True experimental, pre test post test control group design was adopted for this study.

Setting

Manoj Jain Memorial College, Satna.

Participants

40 adolescent girls fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by simple random sampling.

Methods

A pre-test was conducted by using Modified premenstrual symptom scoring tool. After pre-test Ginger candy was administered one week before menstruation and on the first two days of menstruation for experimental group for each time (morning, afternoon and evening). Ginger candy was withheld for the control group. Post test was conducted for the both group. Collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results

In post test, the mean score of the control group sample was 51.7 and the experimental group mean score was 41.7 with Paired ‘t ‘value of 13.6. This showed that the ginger candy was more effective in enhancing the practice of the sample regarding Premenstrual syndrome. There was a statistically significant association found between the pre test scores of the sample with their demographic variables.

Conclusion

The findings imply that ginger candy was effective in reducing the premenstrual syndrome symptoms among adolescent girls.

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Keywords

Effectiveness, ginger candy, pre menstrual syndrome.

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