Title

Effects of moringa oleifera (malunggay) seed oil extract on superficial wound healing

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Moringa Oleifera (Malunggay), Wound Healing, Herbal Medicine

Abstract

This study utilized the quasi-experimental design specifically the pre test and post test design. The respondents of this study were limited to 50 children ages 6-12 years old, selected by mean of inclusion criteria set by the researchers. The study utilized purposive or judgemental sampling. The research intstruments used were the adapted Superficial Wound Assessment tool and the Superficial Wound Healing Chart. Data was analyzed using frequency distribution, mean, t-test, and percentage change. The study was conducted in selected Barangay in the City of Dasmarinas, Cavite. Most of the respondents were eight (8) to nine (9) years old males. The participants in the treatment and control group had minimal superficial wound healing before the application of moringa oleifera (malunggay) seed oil extract. The status of superficial wound healing in the control group for two (2) to three (3) days without intervention remained at minimal and changes to moderate superficial wound healing at day five (5). While among the study participants in the treatment group, they had minimal superficial wound healing on day two (2), moderate superficial wound healing in days three (3) and four (4), and total superficial wound healing on day five (5) after application of Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) seed oil extract. There was no significant difference on the status of superficial wound healing of the study participants before the application of Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) seed oil extract. There was no significant difference on the status of superficial wound healing of the study participant after the application of Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) seed oil extract on day two (2) but there were significant differences in the status of superficial wound healing of the study participant at day three (3) to four (4) after application of Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) seed oil extract. After five days (day 5) of consistent application of Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) seed oil extract, there was total superficial wound healing among those who were exposed to the intervention. The application of Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) seed oil extracet was an effective non-pharmacologic nursing intervention to improve the status of superficial wound health among school-aged children.

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