Effect of Lavender Oil Massage on Pain among Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive chronic joint disease with global relevance with up to 250 million people being affected from knee OA worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Lavender oil massage on pain among patients with knee osteoarthritis. A convenient sample of 60 adult male and female patients who admitted to Rheumatology and Rehabilitation unit affiliated to Cairo University hospital in Egypt with confirmed diagnosis of knee OA divided into experimental (study) and control group. A quasi-experimental Time Series pre-post test non equivilant interrupted control design was utilized in the current study. Data was collected using Personal and Medical Background Information Form, Pain Numerical Rating Scaleand Lequesne Algo Functional Index of Severity. The study findings revealed that there were significant statistical differences of pain intensity score and OA severity between study and control group after application of lavender oil massage.
Conclusion: Lavender oil massage was proved in this study to be effective on pain and OA severity among patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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