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Topical Ginger Treatment With a Compress or Patch for Osteoarthritis Symptoms.

Therkleson T - J Holist Nurs (2013)

Bottom Line: The mean scores for Group 1 and Group 2 show a notable decline following 1-week topical ginger treatment; scores in pain, fatigue, global effect, and functional status reduced by 48%, 49%, 40%, and 31%, respectively, whereas health satisfaction improved from 80% dissatisfied to 70% satisfied.Scores for all participants in all five domains progressively reduced over the following 24 weeks of self-treatment.Topical ginger treatment has the potential to relieve symptoms, improve the overall health, and increase independence of people with chronic osteoarthritis.

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Affiliation: RATO Health Ltd, New ZealandSchool of Nursing, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia tessa@ratohealth.co.nz.

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MHAQ Mean Pain Scores for Groups 1/1a and 2Note: MHAQ = Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire.
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fig2-0898010113512182: MHAQ Mean Pain Scores for Groups 1/1a and 2Note: MHAQ = Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire.

Mentions: The mean MHAQ scores indicate a positive response after 1 week treatment on the VAS in pain, fatigue, and global effect, with percentage responses of 48%, 49%, and 40%, respectively, and on the HAQ-II for functional status 31%. Tubach et al. (2005) state that a meaningful clinical improvement in knee and hip OA for pain on the 10-cm VAS is 40.8% to 32% and global effect on the 10-cm VAS 39% to 32%, whereas functional status on Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index function is 26% to 21%. Figures 2 to 5 show box plots for Group 1/1a and Group 2 with standard error bars for each of the four domains of the MHAQ—pain, fatigue, functional status, and global effect—over the 27-week study. At baseline, the median in all four domains varied from 2.4 to 1.2/3, and after 27 weeks, it was below 0.4/3 in all domains.


Topical Ginger Treatment With a Compress or Patch for Osteoarthritis Symptoms.

Therkleson T - J Holist Nurs (2013)

MHAQ Mean Pain Scores for Groups 1/1a and 2Note: MHAQ = Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2-0898010113512182: MHAQ Mean Pain Scores for Groups 1/1a and 2Note: MHAQ = Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire.
Mentions: The mean MHAQ scores indicate a positive response after 1 week treatment on the VAS in pain, fatigue, and global effect, with percentage responses of 48%, 49%, and 40%, respectively, and on the HAQ-II for functional status 31%. Tubach et al. (2005) state that a meaningful clinical improvement in knee and hip OA for pain on the 10-cm VAS is 40.8% to 32% and global effect on the 10-cm VAS 39% to 32%, whereas functional status on Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index function is 26% to 21%. Figures 2 to 5 show box plots for Group 1/1a and Group 2 with standard error bars for each of the four domains of the MHAQ—pain, fatigue, functional status, and global effect—over the 27-week study. At baseline, the median in all four domains varied from 2.4 to 1.2/3, and after 27 weeks, it was below 0.4/3 in all domains.

Bottom Line: The mean scores for Group 1 and Group 2 show a notable decline following 1-week topical ginger treatment; scores in pain, fatigue, global effect, and functional status reduced by 48%, 49%, 40%, and 31%, respectively, whereas health satisfaction improved from 80% dissatisfied to 70% satisfied.Scores for all participants in all five domains progressively reduced over the following 24 weeks of self-treatment.Topical ginger treatment has the potential to relieve symptoms, improve the overall health, and increase independence of people with chronic osteoarthritis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: RATO Health Ltd, New ZealandSchool of Nursing, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia tessa@ratohealth.co.nz.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus